Rusty Player Orchestra


Do you love making music but have no-one to play with? Been a long time since you played? Play one instrument well, but still learning a second? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the orchestra for you!

How the Rusty Player Orchestra works:

  • Rusty Players get together around six times a year for relaxed musical and social sessions. 
  • It’s a welcoming and supportive environment for adult and senior players. 
  • Aimed at players age 18+ at Grade 3 or above.
  • As well as meeting at our 'home', the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, we also take a day out to one of Waikato's smaller towns, making music with the local community.
  • Haven’t got an instrument? We might be able to help.
  • No pressure to be perfect – just get in and have a go!


​"I love love love coming along to Rusty days. The informality and casual nature is perfect and a good selection of music, something for all levels usually. Just a great general vibe​" - Rusty player

If you’ve played with Rusty Player Orchestra before, but haven’t been at an event for a while, we’d love to see you back.  Contact us for information about our next get-together.

“Thank you for organising this! For the encouragement, the fun, the help of professionals and the lovely afternoon tea” - Rusty player

“Was a great thing to do – very rusty!”

Our Location

The Rusty Player Orchestra's home is at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.

​“I play with TWSO and loved being able to support the rusty players (and some of them were really good!)”

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