Join Us

If you’d like to join us, please tell us something about yourself via the Introduction Form.  Someone in charge of your desired ensemble will get back to you.

You can also come along to a rehearsal to see how we work.  All rehearsal dates, times, and locations (with maps) are updated in the ESME Full Calendar – do check this before turning up, as sometimes details change.

We are presently actively looking for the following instruments/ voices:
Big Band: trumpets and trombones, specifically those comfortable in jazz improvisation
Orchestra: cello, bassoon, violas, double bass, trombone, violins, tuba

Please note that our choir is bursting at the seams and we have no space for further members at the moment. If you would like us to put you on our waiting list, feel free to still fill out the introduction form above.

We do not have space for some instruments (flutes, clarinets) at the moment but would be happy for you to add yourself to our waiting list and get in touch should an opening appear.

Where the Big Band tends to play all year round, the singers and the orchestra take breaks over Summer and Winter (August/ January), so please be patient should we not get back to you straight away in these periods!

For enquiries which are not related to joining, please send us an email at