All ages welcome. If you live outside of Kapiti, you are also welcome. The members are a mix of older, younger, student, working, not working, retired or current professional, ex-professional, semi-professional, and recreational players. We perform three concerts per year, with around 35 to 40 players, depending on who is available for each concert. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights in Paekakariki for the two months leading up to a concert and we normally add in at least one weekend afternoon rehearsal (see Players' Info tab for an example of a rehearsal schedule).

Strings in all sections are always sought after. If you have an interest in joining us as a String or Harp player, please email Linda Simmons, our Strings Coordinator, with your name plus information about your experience. See Contact page.

Brass players always needed on our list as current players are often not available for our dates. Woodwind gaps are usually in the Bassoon section.  Contact Kevin. See Contact page.

Percussion players for the list, also appreciated. Contact Doreen. See Contact page.

You don't have to commit to playing in every concert but the ones you do sign up for, there is a modest subscription fee.


We like to encourage both established and emerging conductors and soloists, who may or may not be secondary or tertiary students. If you are a conductor or soloist interested in being involved with a concert, please email and attention your email to Linda.