Community Play Day 2023

The third instrumental community play day for adults, run by members of Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, took place in the Victoria Halls Dunblane on Sunday September 24th 2023 and was another resounding success in every sense of the word.


The day was supported by the Co op whose brilliant Local Causes have enabled these events to be free to all participants.


Groups of strings and winds rehearsed separately in the morning and came together in the afternoon. The hard work and fun were evident to everyone when the “orchestra” performed part of Beethoven’s famous Symphony no 7 and the Hogmanay favourite The Radetzky March as the finale to the day.

How the Community Play Days started.
On Sunday 6th October 2019 Dunblane Chamber Orchestra held the first Musical Play-Day for adults. The idea for this day came from the DCO audience members who told us over the years about being lapsed musicians or just starting to play an instrument in retirement, but not having the experience to join a group yet. So, we thought we could help, and with funding from Stirling Council and the Co-op, we set about organising the first Play Day.