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June 30, 2018

Okay wrong film. We had a fairly relaxed post concert rehearsal with revivals of How to Train Your Dragon and Farandole. Queen's We Will Rock You is a new piece for us which I hope we can crack in just three rehearsals in time for Connaught Gardens. 

After the break I h...

June 9, 2018

Welcome back everyone! Just two rehearsals to go for our concert at St Peter's School on 23rd June. We're sharing it with the school and inviting their musicians to 'guest' in with us throughout the concert. Hopefully we might gain some more members and if this works w...

June 9, 2018

Well, apologies for not writing for so long but it has been a really busy term with preparations for our recent concert in Ashburton where we featured in their Three Churches Concert. It all went really well with some great solos too - one of which was composed by the...

April 29, 2018

We had a great open day yesterday with 11 new starters in our junior orchestra and 4 in the main orchestra. Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and my arrangement of the RAF March Past went well followed by a run through of Jurassic Park and highlights from La La Land. 

Youth or...

February 3, 2018

Focused on La La Land today. It's really starting to come along nicely. So much so that I rewarded the children with the music of their choice for the last quarter of an hour. They chose Phantom of the Opera (oh boy!) I didn't have my score to I conducted from a violin...

January 28, 2018

A really good rehearsal today with reprisals of Exeter City March (ECO March), Concerto D'Amore, and Surfin' USA for ECO. Douglas Wagner's A Whole Load of Symphony Tunes made it's debut and we spent quite a lot of time working on sections of that.  EYO revised Fantasti...

January 20, 2018

A new term and (more) new music. We have the Exeter City March  - formerly the Children's Orchestra March, Band of Brothers, Royal Fireworks music, National Anthem, Chicago and Leroy Anderson's The Typewriter.  We are also reprising a few of the Autumn term's new piece...

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