The orchestra usually rehearses on Mondays from 19:30 to 22:00 at Bickley Primary School, Nightingale Lane, Bromley BR1 2SQ. We welcome applications from prospective new members and ask new members to complete an address form and Gift Aid declaration at their first rehearsal. We collect an annual subscription from members who regularly attend rehearsals.
We ask our members to commit to the full rehearsal series for each concert they play in. Members are also expected to put in the necessary time outside rehearsals to learn and practise the pieces they perform, and to promote ticket sales for all the orchestra’s concerts.
There is a mailing list for members with an archive and a facebook group 'BSO Tutti' and twitter feed @BromleySymphony. Some members socialise at the Oak House Tavern after rehearsals and The Railway in West Wickham after concerts.
Please bring a music stand to rehearsals - there are only a few at the venue. Bowed string parts are usually available soon after the first rehearsal for each concert. There is a seating plan for violins.