In 2008, the orchestra has once again travelled to Tuscany. Stoneleigh took part in the International Festival of Youth Orchestras (2008 marking the 10th Anniversary of this prestigious event) and in so doing has attracted good audiences at their three concerts. Two performances have been at outdoor venues; one in the Spa Town of Montecatini where the Orchestra was based and the other in the picturesque town of San Gimignano. A third concert has been given at the Santo Stefano Church in the heart of Florence, just minutes away from the famous Ponte Vecchio.

During the week in Italy, Orchestra members had the opportunity to relax by the hotel swimming pool and take in some local culture with some organised sightseeing tours.