Exeter Music Holiday School
Will you be looking for some musical activities over the summer holidays? Laura Hutchings, one of ECO's section tutors, is running a Summer School which will include all sorts of musical fun, from instrumental tuition to music theory, composition and song writing, instrument making and vocal workshops. Have a look at the website for more information: Exeter Music Holiday School .
Dates for your diary
ECO DUTY ROTA Summer 2013
please arrange your own swaps where necessary, or contact us via the website.
10am - 12pm ECO Parent
|10am - 12pm ECO Committee||12pm - 1.15pm EYO Parent||EYO Committee|
|20th April||Kerr||Lorraine Sheppard||Gooddy||Frances Everson|
|27th April||McFadzean/Treweek||Rachel Rowles||Self||Nick Jackson|
|4th May||McGeorge||Rebecca Michel||Adams||Caroline Rutherfoord|
|11th May||Mitchell||Su Aves||Clarke (Michael)||Frances Everson|
|Karen Thwaite||Clarke (A A & J)||Nick Jackson|
|25th May||Newport Tucker||Barreto/Du Toit||Davis||Caroline Rutherfoord|
Director of Music's Report 2011-2012
EXETER CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA 2012 AGM – DIRECTOR OF MUSIC’S REPORT
Another autumn term, another AGM – and (would you believe?) this is the 36th time I have sat down to write my Annual Report. Last year I began by telling you that ECO’s membership had reduced a little from the 120 of the previous autumn. Since then (as always) players have left and new ones have joined, but we have not really recovered last year’s losses, and our numbers now hover around the 100 mark, possibly fewer after some departures over the summer. Our annual Open Day has been used as a way of recruiting new members, but last year’s was actually a bit disappointing despite the efforts of our committee to publicise it widely. We held it on the first Saturday after our Autumn Concert, and that is the day the committee has chosen for it again this year, but if the response is poor we had better think about going for a different time of year in future. The best-attended one so far was three years ago when it was in March. However I have to say that although the numbers have dropped a bit, 90 or 100 is still a very healthy size, and we have a good range of instruments including (what can be rarities for ECO) French horn, cor anglais, tuba and no fewer than 4 violas!
Orchestra Merchandise Available!
As part of our fundraising efforts we have a number of ECO products available to buy. You can purchase these at any rehearsal - just ask a committee member - or at our concerts.