Roade Community Orchestra


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Returning to Music



Formed in 1999, the RCO is led by local professional musician and music teacher Ian Riley in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment.

Our members include children and adults with an age range of over 70 years!  Some are learning to play, some have dusted off an old instrument from the attic and others are very able musicians keen to pass on their skills. Our repertoire is mixed including classical, film themes, musicals, pop and rock scores, folk and jazz.

Apart from having a great deal of fun playing as an ensemble, we enjoy taking part in local community events such as fêtes, charity concerts and festivals.

We have received great support on BBC Radio Northampton and hope that, through local media and our website, we will be able to reach out further into the county in order to attract more musicians and discover more performance venues.

Members receive a warm welcome, so come along to a Tuesday night rehearsal at Roade Primary School, Hartwell Road, Roade, NN7 2NT between 6.30pm and 8.15pm (see Calendar ). If you know of someone that may be interested please pass on our details. 

If playing isn’t your thing but you enjoy listening to good live music in a friendly atmosphere, please come along to any of our local concerts where we would love to see you.