Music camps and workshops


Two weekend music camps are organised each year, where The Dorkestra and The Awkwardstra get together and play until our fingers drop off!

Delicious food, wine and general good humour is on the menu for the entire weekend. On a continuous roll, where we are alternately eating and playing, and then eating and playing some more, we start unofficially on Friday afternoon then formally open with dinner. The official, serious music-making begins on Saturday morning and we play right up till mid-Sunday afternoon. After dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings, we will often have an after-dinner gig, sitting round the dinner table with some old favourites and sight reading for fun!

We are joined by professional musicians in the industry who tutor our sectionals on Saturday morning. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about bringing your own sound into your orchestra, working with your peers on those tricky trills and, of course, getting the weekend off work!

The camps are held at Fairbridge Village – dates for 2024 are as follows:

  • Friday 17th May – Sunday 19th May,
  • Friday 6th September – Sunday 8th September.

Each ensemble (Dorks/Awks) may also run day workshops during the year. These are organised by the ensemble coordinators and our maestro Daemon Clark.