Welcome to the Truly Terrible Orchestra!


We’re a group of  amateur musicians based around the Inverness area, and we believe that music should be fun! Many of the “Terribles” enjoyed playing music earlier in life and have decided to dust off their instruments & get playing again.

The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Anni Cole-Hamilton and Jon Hall. Our musical director & conductor is Jo Hazell  who conducts the group with great skill, humour and endless patience! 

Latest from the Orchestra


The autumn term 2023 starts on 29th August and TTO will be back practising every Tuesday evening
7.30 – 9.30pm in the Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness. 

Looking for a new hobby?
Got a forgotten instrument gathering dust in the loft?
Want to have fun and share a laugh with other lapsed “tooters & scrapers”?!

Come and join us!!! We’re recruiting for all sections except flutes, clarinets and cellos.
If you’re interested in becoming a fully-fledged “Terrible”, get in touch!!

See us perform

Fancy a night of great music?  Come and see us perform in and around the Inverness area.  To read more about what we’re up to, click below.

Join us

If you have a love of music and a good sense of humour, The Truly Terrible Orchestra could be the perfect place for you!  Click below to find out more about what instruments we are currently recruiting for.

Members Area

To access member info, rehearsal dates, and more, click below.  Don’t forget your your password! (check your emails if you’ve forgotten!)