ALERT: Just noticed that I got the second bit of the subject line wrong! Unfortunately it doesn't show up on the preview to be checked. I don't think there's any way for me to change it. It should say "manually tuned timps". Sorry if anyone got excited.
I play in a mixed-ability adult orchestra near Reading (Berkshire UK). It doesn't give formal concerts but does have an informal play-through each term of the music we have been working on. Our only regular timpanist/percussionist has moved on so we are hoping to find another one. We have an enthusiastic young conductor and play mainstream repertoire (this term Beethoven Symphony 5 and the two suites of music from Bizet's Carmen).
Please PM or email me for more details if interested.