Connecting members to other members and the wider industry through networking opportunities, keeping our members well-informed and up-to-date with best practice to help build resilience and financial sustainability.

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Championing British orchestras and the wider membership, raising their profile and influence with key stakeholders and the British public, through political engagement, the media, social media and stakeholder bulletins.

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Developing the skills and knowledge of our members’ staff, including providing and signposting to high quality professional development opportunities for all tiers of management and musicians.

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  • 2015 ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    2015 ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    Nominations open! We are delighted to announce that the fifth ABO/Rhinegold Awards will be presented at the ABO Conference dinner on Wednesday 20 January 2016 in Birmingham. Closing date for nominations is Friday 4 December 2015.

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  • ISM/ABO Seminar: 'Good Safeguarding Practice in Music Education'

    ISM/ABO Seminar: 'Good Safeguarding Practice in Music Education'

    Following the highly successful Safeguarding Conference held at Chetham’s School of Music last year, the ISM has partnered with the ABO to bring together representatives from music education, alongside those within the sport and dance sectors, to discuss good safeguarding practice in music education.

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  • BBC Get Creative

    BBC Get Creative

    Get Creative is a major celebration of the nation’s arts, culture and creativity led by the BBC and What Next?

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  • British Orchestras in the Community - #orchestraseverywhere

    British Orchestras in the Community - #orchestraseverywhere

    Every year, orchestras across the country reach out beyond the concert hall delivering innovative and life-changing experiences for many hundreds of thousands of people. Below are just a few of them. Hover over their pictures to hear what an orchestra did for them.

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Family Arts FestivalJoin us for your autumn half term holidays and take part in the first ever UK-wide Festival of family friendly arts events. From music to theatre, to circus, art and dance, all events are designed for families to enjoy.