Come Play with Us.
Join the Orchestra!

We are a people’s orchestra, and we invite you to join us!  All players of traditional instruments (including, but not limited to fiddle, viola, cello, double bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, flute, whistle, recorder, harmonica, accordion, keyboard) are welcome.

We have 2 sessions a year: September – December and January – April.  In each session we have approximately 12 weekly rehearsals followed by a public performance.  In the summer we often play smaller gigs at farmer’s markets, fairs, and the like.

Join the fun. Nothing hones your musical skills like playing with other musicians.  Tuition for each season’s session (total for the entire session) is $85.

Register now for the Fall/Winter 2023 season here. Payment can be made by check (payable to the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra), sent with your contact information and what instrument you play to

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra
P.O. Box 806
Montpelier VT 05601.

The Winter 2023 season weekly rehearsals start Wednesday, Sept. 13th at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (with a Zoom option).  All rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesdays. Our 20th anniversary Winter Concert will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 PM at the Barre Opera House with a rehearsal in the afternoon.

All new and returning musicians must register. You will then receive regular email details about rehearsal location and schedules. If you can pay more, it will be greatly appreciated and you will receive a donation letter for your taxes. If the fee is a hardship, please contact Nora, VFO President, at   to discuss your situation.  No one is ever turned away because they cannot afford the tuition.

If you have any questions, please send an email to or call Joanne (VFO Manager) at 802-229-4191.