An orchestra with a hint of concert band & big band


All styles of music

We enjoy and take pride in playing a wide range of music, music that our players and audience are both thrilled by.

View what we play

Where do you rehearse?

We rehearse at the old Newcastle Baptist Church Site

Please see the instructions on rehearsal times and place.

Who plays in the orchestra?

We have both players from the health care services and numerous other walks of life.

Find out more about our players.


The Events of 2015

In 2015 have enjoyed players joining from the University Hospital of North Midlands and all other walks of life, including school and college students through to players retired from employment but not from playing music.

Our concerts started in March, an Awards Presentation evening at Staffordshire Show ground, followed shortly after by a Charity Event hosted by the Mayor of Cheadle – “A Night at The Musicals”. In June we had our annual summer concert, “The Summer Soiree” at St Giles Church, Newcastle and were privileged to have as our guests, the award winning the Daleian Male Choir. 

Summer Soiree 2015

Summer Soiree 2015:                      The Daleian Singers

The Autumn of 2015 saw us perform a very up beat concert at Newcastle Baptist Church.  Numbers we enjoyed included “Finlandia” and the wonderful and haunting melody of “Dances with Wolves”. Chris Barnes was our new Compere for this event and Lyndsay Clowes took a turn on the baton for Finlandia.

We finished the year with our Christmas Concert and Carols. We enjoyed the tenor voice Steve Birkett singing bing band. The second half was ever the opportunity to enjoy carols, with the “Christmas Tale” told and intertwined with hearty audience singing.


Take a look at our past events

Not played for years or play regularly?

UHO could be just what you are looking for! We welcome players with all standards and experience. The aim remains to produce a great quality of music and enjoy what we play.

Rehearsal Details

“Newcastle Baptist Church”

35 Stafford Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme,

Staffordshire ST5 3BN 

 Time: Every Thursday; 7 pm – 9 pm

  Refreshments are an essential part of rehearsals.

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SSOTP Excellence Awards March 2015




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