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.
Drop in to meet us at one of our practice sessions and chat to our Music Director and members! NACHO Spring Term starts on March 30, 2020. NACHO meets on Mondays at 10:00 AM in the Mel Lehan Hall at St. James Community Square in Vancouver. Located at West 10th Avenue and Trutch Street (https://goo.gl/maps/xxWTsch6xKM2) this space provides a wonderful environment for the orchestra with space to set-up, space for new orchestra members, and space for people during our social break. Check out our home at sjcommunitysquare.org.
**We are especially looking for trumpet and oboe players (learners)….as well as violin, viola, cello, string bass, bassoon, flute, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, French horn, tuba, and percussionists to join our current group of 47 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: