About Us


The objectives of the Group shall be: 

a) to provide a friendly and welcoming approach to musicianship for musicians of all ages and abilities and to encourage the musical development and education of its members.

b) to encourage instrumental music teachers and other bodies to make use of the orchestra as a vehicle for improving the skills of their pupils.

c) to play music from a variety of genres selected by consensus of the members including classical and contemporary, and may commission new works.

d) to prepare works to be performed in public, at private functions or recitals, in support of charitable or other activities or in concert as deemed appropriate by the members.

e) to establish and maintain links with other mandolin orchestras and soloists, both nationally and internationally, for the benefit of players and audiences alike.

Key Values

The Orchestra will have the freedom to:

The Members of the Orchestra shall respect:

The Orchestra shall exploit new opportunities to:

And others that present themselves as the Group develops.

Rehearsal Groups

As Devon is a county divided by Dartmoor, there are two Rehearsal Groups which aim to meet every month between rehearsals for the main orchestra.

The North Rehearsal Group met for the second time on Monday 1st April at Dolton Village Hall. Meetings scheduled for the summer are: 

15th May, 12th June and 19th July. 

The address for the Dolton Village Hall is:

The Gardens, South Street, Dolton, Winkleigh EX19 8QS.


The South Rehearsal Group is called Modbury Mandolins and is already established and meets usually on the first Friday of the Month at the recreation ground Pavilion at Modbury PL21 0FS. (3 Words “/// ratio.connect.submits”) This is more of a workshop event where we can go over the orchestra pieces, take them apart to help us sort out difficult bits and work on our timing and playing. All are welcome. See dates, time and location "Modbury Association of Recreation and Sport" below.

Modbury Diary Dates

Fridays 7pm - 10pm at Modbury Pavilion (1st Friday in month):


1st December 


 5th January, 2nd February, 1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December 


3rd January, 7th February, 7th March,  4th April, 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November,