Wessex News 27th October 1959
‘An appeal to Musicians’
New conductor Mr John Bussell, “every indication that this year’s performances will attain an even higher standard than last year.”
President and leader: Geoffrey Gill who “hopes it will be possible for the Orchestra to put on two concerts this session instead of only one as in previous years.” More instrumentalists urgently required. Orchestra meets every Thursday evening at 8pm in the Refectory.

Wessex News 17th November 1959
Orchestra still under the Music Society. Full numerical strength exceeds 30, comprising the full range of instruments apart from trombone, horn and double bass.