Final rehearsal of the term in it's hot. I'm hot. They're hot.

We ran through the remainder of the pieces to check timings and some rhythmical issues we had last concert and made sure we took a couple of decent breaks to cool off.

Several of out 1st violinists were away so our 2 newest 1sts found themselves in the front row and rather nervous but they did really well and I'm very proud of them.

Looking forward to seeing you all nest week at Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth - we are setting up at 10am. don't forget PEGS, SUNSCREEN, HAT, SUNGLASSES

Not a bad rehearsal today. Some key players were missing but we managed to rehearse Empire Strikes Back (not ideal for Father's Day!!) and Tijuana Tribute making sure the taxi horn gout an outing for Tijuana Taxi.

As we prepare for our Jubilee concert at Powderham Castle (5pm Sunday 26th June) we are still in need of more members. Personally I would like to swell our Violin section by another 12 (yes, 12) members; our Trumpet section by another 6, our trombones by another 2. Add to that a couple more saxes and violas that would really make my week.

Please, if you know of any youngsters who play instruments point them in the direction of ECO and encourage them to come and see us at Powderham or at Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth on 23rd July. No crocodiles please.

In case you couldn't get enough of the jubilee festivities we're holding our celebration prom concert in at 5pm in Powderham Castle grounds on 26 June

Preparations are well under way with an eclectic selection of music much of which from during the years of Her Majesty's reign. We'll also be celebrating John Williams' 95th birthday with a selection of music from Star Wars, and Harry Potter

Please come and support us. The bigger the audience the better we play!

Pictured: A helps C play the tubular bells in Lord of the Dance