Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra

Our Schools Symphony Orchestra is one of Lancashire Music Service’s county ensembles, providing inspiring opportunities for young musicians across the county.

The Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra acts as a preparatory ensemble for the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra, providing young instrumentalists with their first experience of playing orchestral music. The orchestra offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians, alongside like-minded young people from across Lancashire.

Watch our recent performance of Dance Monkey, which we learnt and recorded online, with new players joining us for the fun project!

If you play an instrument and you are approximately grade 2-5 standard, why not try joining us for a rehearsal? We’ll do our best to make you welcome whether we are online or face to face. Contact for more details at any time.

Sunday, 10.00am – 3.30pm on the dates below:


Sunday 9th January

Sunday 23rd January

Sunday 6th February

Sunday 27th February

Sunday 13th March



Sunday 24th April

Sunday 8th May

Sunday 26th June

Sunday 10th July

Sunday 17th July




Finally, watch our fantastic collaboration with the LYSO which we recorded together in Summer 2020:

LYSO and LSSO Night on a Bare Mountain – Orchestras in Lockdown:




Sundays 10am-3.30pm St Michael’s High School



Age Ranges

  • Classical
  • Orchestral
  • Brass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Ensembles
  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 2: age 7-11