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

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Future Rehearsals

Monday 9th May 2016

Monday 16th May 2016 - Cookie night (strings)

Monday 23rd May 2016

Monday 30th May 2016 No rehearsal - half term

Future Events

Monday 16th May
Cookie Night

Monday 27th June Summer Concert

Monday 4th July Rounders and pizza - Thornden school field

Monday 12th September - First rehearsal of Autumn term

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.

Spring Concert Monday 21st March

I would like to say a big "well done" to the guitar ensemble (EAGE) and the wind Trainers (EAWO Trainers) for their performances in the concert last term. It was an excellent evening with a very good, supportive audience.

We don't have too many activities this term. It is busy enough for those sitting exams and schools having their own concerts.

Please continue to tell class mates and other parents about the great opportunities and benefits of belonging to EASO. Especially now we have the two new groups, for guitars and wind and percussion players. Keyboard/pianists are also welcome to train as percussionists.

Summer Concert Monday 27 June 7.00pm

This is the main event of the term. In honour of the Queen's 90th birthday, we will be celebrating in style, with a red, white and blue theme and some 'royal' music - more on this in the next newsletter, but just a heads up.

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EAGE is the guitar club for stage/grade one plus and is free until September so if you're just starting out then please come along we meet in Drama 1 from 5.30-6.30pm.

EASO Trainers

Don't forget about the EASO Trainers for wind and percussion players starting their first band, all welcome.

The string group (EASTO) is conducted by Sue Leonard, assisted by Nathalie Ryan.
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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