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 to receive details at any time.


Spring Term 2021:

Zoom rehearsals will start at 10.00am, though individual session times may vary.

Sunday 24th January    Rehearsal 1

Sunday 7th February     Rehearsal 2

Sunday 28th February  Rehearsal 3

Sunday 7th March          Rehearsal 4

Sunday 21st March        Rehearsal 5

Summer term 2021:


Saturday 26th June Concert – Pendle Schools’ Festival, Colne tbc

Wednesday 7th July Concert – Poulton Music Centre, Hodgson Academy tbc

A schedule will be sent in advance of each Sunday rehearsal as times will vary to allow for instrument sectionals at the start of term, building to larger groups of instruments as the term progresses.

(Please note – new schedules will be issued for each term throughout the year so that we can be as flexible as possible and respond to events as they progress. We aim to rehearse again in person as soon as guidelines allow us to do so)

In the rare cases of unavoidable absences please ensure that you inform Ann Connal/Karen Giudici as soon as you are aware, as your absences will impact our rehearsal schedule and tutor availability. Thank you

Follow us on Facebook @lancsyouthorchestra and Twitter @LSSO16

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 Lostock Hall Academy



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