Be a Player

If you play an instrument and are interested in joining our ranks, please answer the questions below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.  We particularly need string and brass players but look forward to hearing from anyone who knows their way around an orchestral instrument!

We rehearse most Thursday evenings from 7:15pm to 9:30pm in Tauranga.  For each programme, we also have two weekend workshops, normally on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Do read the FAQs for more information. If you’d like to play with us, please email us at, answering these questions:

    • What instrument do you play?
    • How long have you been playing your instrument for?
    • Have you had lessons / for how many years / who was/is your teacher?
    • Have you done any exams in your instrument? If yes, please specify.
    • Do you have any orchestral experience? If yes, in which orchestra(s)?

Join us – we are real people who have fun!

Below are some downloadable documents which provide more information about player membership and the orchestra.
Guidelines for playing members
Guidelines for rehearsal attendance
Rules of BoPS

BOPS after the Taiko to Tango concert in Waihi, May 2016.