Newport Orchestra is an enthusiastic amateur orchestra with members of a variety of ages (16years and upwards). We strive to provide a balance between fun and informality whilst embracing the desire to improve skills and be able to perform as a coherent and confident group. The orchestra has always been a not-for-profit community group, and we have recently achieved Charitable Status (awaiting number). We do have a paid conductor to lead the orchestra musically and assist in developing skill and diversifying repertoire. The orchestra gives 2 large performances per year (Spring and Christmas), and through building links with the community is also taking on additional engagements for small group performances. Occasional workshops also take place. The orchestra is committee lead, and suggestions and feedback is welcomed from members and audiences alike.