Ten years ago, a handful of musicians got together in the village of Meonstoke to play folk music. The group got bigger, more experienced and morphed into the Meonstoke Village Band. Soon, musicians joined from further afield. Six brass players and a percussionist joined. The woodwind section also grew and the whole ensemble of forty people re-badged itself as the Meon Valley Orchestra.
Today the MVO plays a wide selection of popular classical music under the direction of Lorraine Masson, a professional violin, viola and flute player.
The MVO has raised thousands of pounds through its annual charity concert in the United Reformed Church, Fareham.
Noticeboard posts:Tips for practising in isolation 28/04/2020
Preview: “Flower Power” in the Meon Valley 19/07/2018
Profile: Penny Gordon, baritone saxophonist 09/05/2018
Profile: John Elder – a bass clarinettist 28/04/2018
Review: Meon Valley Orchestra – debut solo performance 13/03/2018
Support for the Meon Valley Orchestra’s debut, solo performance 22/01/2018