Hi everyone,


Hitchin Music Project groups can restart this term at Wilshere-Dacre School.

Group sizes are limited because of the need to follow guidelines on social distancing but this is what we have planned.


Start dates are Tuesday 22nd September, Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th


Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.00

HLO small band. This will basically be a big band focussing on the music of Jimmy Lally but there will be parts for all instruments including strings and woodwind.


Tuesday 8.30 – 9.30

HLO Singers Choir aiming to present a concert with small band.


Thursday 6.15 – 7.15

Phat Sax exactly the same as it was but more spaced out!


Thursday 7.30 – 8.30


Garage Clarinets change of evening and venue for you guys but you don’t fit in my garage with 2 metre distance!


Saturday Morning Music School


No changes at all here so

9.30 – 10.30 Jazz improvisation

10.45 – 11.45 Rock School / song writing

12.00 – 1.00 WD Vocal Project


Funky Strings will not be restarting currently but we do have a super cool plan to do Funky Strings as a separate course and concert.


At this stage I’m inviting comment and trying to find out what kind of take up we may have and depending on this we could change any of the above. So please do let me know what you think. If you’re definitely in, definitely NOT in or any other thoughts.


There’ll be more info as we get closer to starting regarding covid 19 safety stuff but for now I just want to get a feel for what people are thinking.


Chris xxx

Hi Everyone, we have made a little video to explain how we will be running rehearsals this term at Wilshere-Dacre (access etc) do give it a watch if you're planning to join us. The more people that understand the process the easier and safer it will all be...


Thank you,


Chris xxx



About Us

The Hitchin Light Orchestra is a unique institution and is difficult to describe in words - but here goes!


Imagine a concert orchestra – violins, cellos, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, percussion and so on. Then add a bunch of saxophone players and a jazz rock rhythm section and a group of about twenty singers, around seventy people in all. This gives you the size of it, but the next thing you would notice at a gig is that there are all different age groups. You have 10 year olds playing next to 70 year olds, students and teachers playing from the same part!

Hitchin Light Orchestra is a huge community orchestra playing an eclectic mix of music - jazz, Latin rock, film, show and classical. 

We aim for a high musical standard but achieved with the maximum fun possible. 

We rehearse on Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm in term time at Wilshere-Dacre School, Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts. SG5 1NS 

We do great concerts and tours to Europe. 

Anyone can join - come along, bring your instrument and if you like it - you're in! 

HLO runs on a subscription basis - currently £75 per 10 week term.


For more information on how to join the Hitchin Light Orchestra please contact Chris Pyne on 01462 431206 or email him at chris.pyne@pink-champagne.co.uk.

The Hitchin Light Orchestra also has a group on Facebook - find it here.


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