If you have new questions, suggestions or comments
please email… bootsorchestra@gmail.com

There are two FAQs sections below:

  1. For enquiries about joining us;
  2. Some tips on getting the best results from your web browser. 
FAQs about joining us

I am looking to join an orchestra.   Do you have any vacancies?

Yes.   We currently have vacancies for: Violins, Violas, Trombone.

Will I need to audition?

No. Auditions are not usually required, but we do ask that prospective new members have previous orchestral experience and an ability to sight-read.

How much does it cost to be a playing member?

The current subscription is £10 per year.

Where is the orchestra based?

 At Boots’ main site in Beeston.

For further information on any of the above please email: bootsorchestra@gmail.com


FAQs about web browsers
or “How to get the best results from your web browser” …

Which web browser is the best to use for viewing this site?

Whilst they each work slightly differently, all the current versions or releases of the various web-browser brands can show everything in our site’s pages.

Obsolete versions or releases of some web-browser brands may not display our pages correctly and/or may not show some of the photos. 

This site has been tested successfully with several currently available web browsers including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari. (No particular recommendation is intended, they are just listed alphabetically.) 

The key thing to know when viewing any web site is to use the most effective page orientation – ‘portrait’ or ‘landscape’ –  however sometimes it can be tricky to get it right, so it is hoped the following notes may be helpful.

On smart phones and tablets:

  • If all the side-menu entries and sub-menus are not displayed when viewing the site in ‘landscape’ mode, try turning the phone or tablet through 90 degrees, so as  to view the site in ‘portrait’ mode.

  • On some web browsers the ‘Menu’ icon – usually a square icon near to the top of the screen, that looks like three horizontal bars – will only appear if ‘portrait’ mode is being used.

  • On some smaller smart phones and tablets, when selecting – i.e. clicking on – certain side-menu items, any sub-menus that are available alongside them may or may not appear directly. The reason is that some web browsers will only show a little ‘+’ sign alongside the side-menu item if it has one or more sub-menus. In such cases, simply by selecting  – i.e. clicking on –  the ‘+’ sign, any sub-menu(s) will then be displayed, from which items can then be selected.

On laptops, netbooks and other personal computers:

  • The default ‘landscape’ orientation usually works well but it’s worth making the viewing window as large as possible, so as to use the whole of the available screen area.

  • However,  if  all of the side-menu items are still not being displayed when you are viewing at maximum window size, try reducing the size of the window until the alternative ‘Menu’ icon appears. It is usually a square icon near to the top of the screen that looks like three horizontal bars. Once you see the “Menu” icon, you can click on it to display all the items in the menu and then go on to select one of them.