Join Us • Flautissimo: the Southampton Flute Orchestra

Join Us

Flautissimo is a full flute orchestra and welcomes all ages of players who are grade 5+; our membership currently consists of school age through to those in their 70’s. It is an ideal environment to gain ensemble experience and explore the larger flutes - Alto, Bass and Contrabass flutes, which we loan to members. We are a very friendly and welcoming group.

Piccolissimo is our training group. It is ideal for players of all ages who are learning the flute for the first time (you do need to be able to read music and play some notes) and for those whose flute playing is a little rusty.

Piccolissimo performing in Zoom concertPiccolissimo performing in Zoom concert

Piccolissimo play simple pieces and provide an opportunity for less experienced players to practice ensemble playing which helps develop skills such as sight reading, playing in tune, and playing in time. When we are meeting for rehearsals, parents/carers of younger players are welcome to wait and listen to the group play, seating is available.


Here is what some current members find special about Flautissimo and Piccolissimo:

Piccolissimo Zoom rehearsalPiccolissimo Zoom rehearsal


If you’d like to join us, or would like to find out more, please get in touch. Rehearsals take place on a Friday evening with Piccolissimo from 6pm to 7pm and Flautissimo between 7pm and 9pm at Toynbee School, Chandlers Ford, Southampton SO53 2PL in the Conference Room. Rehearsals can also be accessed via Zoom for those who prefer not to attend in person – contact us for the link or for more information.

If you try a rehearsal and decide you’d like to become a member, we ask for membership contributions of £25 per term for Piccolissimo and £30 per term for Flautissimo.

Our dates for this term are: