THE CONDUCTOR of a new orchestra for Marlow is calling for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in the new venture.

The group of musicians, brought together by 28-year-old Tom Horn from Marlow, had their first rehearsal this month and plan to practice each Tuesday, using their time to socialise as well as rehearse.

Mr Horn, who started playing the violin at the age of three, launched this group as a way to bring the community together and to further his ability as an amateur conductor.

He said: "I am a violin teacher and an aspiring conductor, I have worked with some youth orchestras and this is another opportunity to direct a local orchestra.

"It also gives a good social opportunity for people in the community to get together. In our first gathering we had a real mix; the youngest was probably about mid-20s whilst the eldest was in their 80s."

Mr Horn, whose wife is also involved with the orchestra, said he would like more young people to get involved and is offering free admission to full time students.

Although the group have only had just had their second rehearsal evening, there has already been a strong uptake, with 23 people musicians joining up straight away.

Meeting are held at Christ Church URC, on Oxford Road in Marlow, every Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00pm. The entry fee is £1.50 per session or £5 for a month.