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  Eastleigh Area Schools' Orchestras

  Extra playing and singing opportunities for instrumentalists in schools and sixth form colleges in Eastleigh and the surrounding area.

Latest News

Future Rehearsals

Monday 7th September 2015

Monday 14th September 2015

Monday 21st September - Open Rehearsal

Monday 28th September 2015

Monday 5th October 2015

Monday 12th October 2015

Monday 19th October - FEASO AGM

Monday 26th October 2015


Future Events

Monday 21st September - Open Rehearsal

Monday 19th October - FEASO AGM

Saturday 7th November - Trip to "Backstage at The Mayflower" (morning)

Monday 7th December - Winter Concert

Monday 14th December - Carols at ASDA

4th-6th March 2016 - Avon Tyrrell Residential

Eastleigh Area Schools' Orchestras (EASO) have a membership of friendly, enthusiastic and committed young musicians between the ages of 6 and 18.

Opportunities for all
Playing together is a great social, as well as educational, activity.


40th Anniversary Concert!
Monday 29th June was 40th Anniversary concert night! Starting at 7.00pm the concert was a resounding success.

As well as our usual groups playing, we had lots of former members returning to play during the second half of the concert.

With a packed programme and a wide range of excellent music everyone seemed to really enjoy being part of this fantastic event.


The string group (EASTO) is conducted by Sue Leonard, assisted by Jo Leonard.
The wind group (EAWO) conducted by Gabrielle Horne, assisted by Sarah Finch.

Both groups take players from approximately stage / grade one upwards. We have regular concerts at the end of each term at Thornden.

In addition we have an annual trip to Avon Tyrrell for a weekend of music making and outdoor activities.

Rehearsals are on Mondays during term time at the fabulous Thornden School Concert Hall from 5.30pm to 6.45pm.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Hampshire Music Service, or call 023 8065 2037



Hampshire Music ServiceEASO is part of the Hampshire Music Service, which is responsible for maintaining over 70 area and county music ensembles across Hampshire. These groups enjoy a high profile and an envious reputation locally, nationally and internationally. The Music Service is part of Hampshire County Council, and provides instrumental and vocal teaching from 150 specialist music teachers to more than 10,000 Hampshire children.


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