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BASSO is Blackpool Council's longest running ensemble and has been going for over 20 years.

The Orchestra caters for pupils learning the full range of instruments - Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion .

It is open to all pupils studying an instrument, and the music studied caters for all levels of ability.

Currently the Orchestra has pupils aged from 9 to18 from Blackpool Primary and Secondary Schools, Sixth Form, Park Community Academy and Lancashire Schools.. They play a wide variety of music including, for example, Marches, selections from Musicals, Popular Music and Film Music.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.30- 8.30 at Park Community Academy on Whitegate Drive Blackpool.

Each year they take part in the annual Christmas Festival at the Winter Gardens and Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre.

The atmosphere is relaxed and supportive and all are welcome to come along and give us a try.

For more information, email or phone the office on 01253 476767