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Subject to vacancies for that instrument, any player may join whose section colleagues (after hearing him/her) consider him/her to be of a suitable standard. If you are an experienced orchestral player and are interested in playing with us, or if you would like more information about the Hertfordshire Philharmonia, please contact the Membership Secretary.

In many sections there are no permanent principals, so anyone of the requisite standard can volunteer, or may be invited to lead their section for one or more concerts in a season. The order of seating in these sections can also vary from concert to concert, by agreement within the section.

Normally the orchestra rehearses on the five or six Thursday evenings before each concert.  In common with most orchestras, there is a compulsory rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert, at the concert venue. For details of exactly when and where we rehearse, see our Rehearsal Schedule.