About Us

The White Rose Orchestra is community based and funded by members’ termly subscriptions.

We welcome new members and players with a grade 6+ standard are welcome to contact us about joining the orchestra. The orchestra actively supports younger players and we offer free membership to under 16s.

We aim to perform 4 concerts a year:

March – ticketed concert

July – ticketed concert

November – ticketed concert

December – charity busking performance in Leeds city centre

We can often deploy ensembles to perform for charity events.


Musical Director

Archie Batty was appointed as the conductor of the White Rose orchestra in 2021.

Archie graduated from the Leeds College of music in 2019 after studying Classical Trumpet, Jazz Saxophone and Conducting and has since been working as an instrumental teacher, performer and conductor around Yorkshire. His playing has taken him across Europe performing in Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy, as well as across the UK including the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall.

For more information on Archie Batty please visit his website: www.archiebatty-musician.com