Worcester Youth Guitar Orchestra

The Guitar Society promotes ensemble playing for guitarists of all ages and abilities.  We have a Guitar Orchestra, a Youth Guitar Orchestra (WYGO) and the long-standing Worcester Guitar Quartet.  We also encourage other ensembles and solo playing.

Our Youth Section is dedicated to developing the skills and confidence of our younger players. 

Full details are shown below; read on!

What is WYGO?

WYGO is run by Tim Roberts who is a professional guitar teacher.  Tim has a full up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate, has completed a Child Safeguarding Course and is fully insured.

The idea of theYouth  Guitar Orchestra is to get young players together in a social environment where they can experience all the benefits of ensemble playing.   The Youth Guitar Orchestra is always well received at our annual concert, which takes place in November.

Guitarists tend to be a rather solitary bunch, and are not renowned for their sight- reading ability. Joining WYGO is an opportunity for players to develop this ability, whilst also learning to listen to a group of players whilst playing.


Joining the WYGO is easy and only involves making a commitment to the concert and coming to rehearsals as often as possible.

An entry standard of Grade Two or above is recommended, but please contact Tim if you have any questions.

The WYGO’s rehearsals take place in the newly refurbished Pershore Library on Saturday mornings between 9 and 10 am, and these are held roughly every 3 weeks, with a break for the summer holidays.


The orchestra plays music specially arranged by Guitar society members - Tim Phillips, Tim Roberts and Steve Bridgwater have all written or arranged music especially for the Youth Orchestra

What equipment do I need?

You will need a guitar, a music stand and a footstool.

Do I pay an annual subscription?

There are no annual member’s fees - instead, there is a fee of £2 per session, to cover the hire of the hall.

Rehearsals and concerts are great fun, and players have the opportunity to make new friends and learn many new skills on the way.

For all further information please leave a message for Tim via our Contact Page

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