The American Recorder Society is the parent group for numerous local chapters throughout the United States. Local chapters generally meet once a month. This is a good outlet for people wanting to play ensemble music and to meet players in your local area. There is no audition to pass in order to play. The players range from beginners to advanced. Members are very supportive of new players and can offer help in finding local smaller groups or tips on learning to play better.
You can browse the ARS website at
and see if there is a local chapter near you. A great number of members play on plastic instruments, which is actually better for intonation. So don't feel that you have to meet a certain level on your playing ability or the instrument you play. All are very welcomed by the members.