Thanks for your interest in the Newbie Adult CHamber Orchestra (NACHO)™ and the NACHO Music Society .  This is a beginners’ orchestra focused on bringing adults together who now have the time to pursue music and wish to learn an instrument or may have played an instrument several decades ago and now wish to re-ignite that latent musician.


NACHO is looking for new members to join us for the 2023 Fall Term !
Fall Term begins on September 11, 2023

Please consider joining us and complete the NACHO Questionnaire
see the link at the top of this page]

Members please watch for NACHO Email Updates for additional information regarding the practice schedule.


Arrange to meet us at one of our practice sessions and chat to our Music Director and members!     Contact to arrange a visit.  NACHO meets on Mondays at 10:00 AM in the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James Community Square in Vancouver.  Located on West 10th Avenue ( this space provides a wonderful environment for the orchestra with room to set-up, room for new orchestra members, and room for people to safely chat during our social break.  Check out our home at

**We are especially looking for percussion, trumpet, violin and viola players (learners)….as well as  cello, string bass, bassoon, oboe, flute, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, French horn, and tuba to join our current group of musicians !




Why is this a good time for adults to start learning a musical instrument?

Getting involved in music as part of a social orchestra is definitely an enjoyable experience.  There is a growing body of research that suggests learning to play a musical instrument at any time in life is a benefit to many aspects of our cognitive health.   Here are a few sources to check out:

6 Reasons Learning An Instrument As An Adult Is Easier Than You Think

More older adults learn it’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument

Never Too Late To Learn An Instrument

Your Aging Brain Will Be in Better Shape If You’ve Taken Music Lessons

How NACHO works