All orchestral instruments welcome plus recorder, saxophones (No piano/guitar – sorry!)
No previous orchestra experience necessary
Non-residential (9.30am-5.00pm each day)
Course Dates & Times
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2024
9:30am-5:00pm each day (drop-offs available from 8.30am)
Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School
Bromsgrove B61 7DU
£90 per student (includes hot lunch on both days)
Bursaries available – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We commence the course with a warm-up session to “break the ice” and to encourage good posture, breathing, listening and communication. We move on to full and sectional orchestral rehearsals as well as varied complementary activities including singing, and group improvisation/composition. The course ends with a short informal concert giving a flavour of the things we have worked on.
“If you need a place to express your music feelings, ESO Youth is that place.” – Eddie (violin)
We try to choose music to suit the unique make-up of the orchestra on each workshop. We aim to provide a variety of musical genres from the Baroque through to jazz and film music, and have been fortunate enough in the past to have had pieces written specially for us.
“The ESO Team has supported my daughter through her journey from Beginners to Intermediate Orchestra with enthusiasm and motivation at every turn.” – Jo, ESO Youth Parent
There are 8-12 tutors/pastoral staff on each course. The tutors are all core members of the ESO (Enhanced DBS checked) and bring their own ideas on how to inspire the children who attend.
COVID protocols – regular hand washing and use of hand sanitiser will be encouraged.