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 – social festive evening of carols for family and friends

We can deploy smaller ensembles to perform for charity events.

Musical Director

Archie Russell Weeks was appointed as the conductor of the White Rose
orchestra in 2023.

Archie graduated from the Leeds Conservatoire in 2022 after studying
Classical Trumpet with Peter Mainwaring.

Growing up in West Sussex, he was a member of West Sussex Music in both
their local and county-wide ensembles, serving as principal trumpet of the
county orchestra.

Soon after he began studying at Leeds Conservatoire, he was selected as
principal trumpet for the Student Union Orchestra as well as lead trumpet in
the Big Band. He took on the role of conductor during his studies, and is now
working towards a Masters degree.