West Sussex Music is a registered charity which organises the training of young people in West Sussex schools in instrumental, vocal, ballet and ensemble skills. Classical, jazz and contemporary music is all accommodated. A number of public concerts are presented each year, from which promising musicians are promoted to senior roles. In 2019 the West Sussex Symphony Orchestra (illustrated) gave their summer concert in the Assembly Hall, Worthing on 13 July 2019. The works performed were Finlandia (Sibelius), Peer Gynt (Greig) and Dvořák's 9th Symphony, the last of these being a major challenge to any junior orchestra (so special credits to the cor anglais in the slow movoment).
Local societies are invited to make modest donations to West Sussex Music, in additon to those who have already contributued. As little as £50 is useful, but £200 would secure a new comfortable chair for each musician at the orchestral rehearsals at Collyers School in Horsham. A number of societies have supported the costs of the public concerts, which projects can at present be co-funded from Area funds in the present circumstances.