What Parents and Students say about ECSOC.
I’ve done about 8 ECSOC courses. Each year the sense of achievement is amazing, some of the pieces I wouldn’t dream of attempting but by the end of the week I can totally do them!
My favourite piece this year was Harvest Home. I like that there are so many different activities to take part in.
I really enjoy ECSOC. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, especially from other places. I’m definitely doing next year.
I haven't been to an ECSOC concert for years and I was so impressed by the standard of all the groups and thought the Saturday in particular was fantastic. My son, Ben, loved the course, thank you!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for introducing Leo to ECSOC. He had a great week, and was full of tales each night! Although he found the Friday night a bit nerve-wracking, I’m sure it has given him a big confidence boost.
Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know How much Elenioce enjoyed the ECSOC course. She loved the music selection and rehearsals and was made warmly welcome by her host family.
On day 1 it was quite hard and on the 2nd day, I felt like I got it. It was really fun. My favourite piece was probably the Vivaldi Concerto or Pirates of the Caribbean or Somewhere Over the Rainbow. So actually, I really liked them all!!
I’ve taken part in 4 ECSOCs. My favourite thing about this year was playing with lots of different people and performing Pirates of the Caribbean!
I’ve just arranged our 2017 summer holiday around ECSOC!
Both my daughters took part in ECSOC over a number of years. They gained confidence and thoroughly enjoyed their time on the course. The music stretched them and enabled them to clearly improve in just one week. My youngest has gone to Cardiff University to study music.
My children love ECSOC. They have gained confidence with their musical ability, a sense of pride when performing on stage and most importantly to them, friendship, which encourages them to move forward with their music.
I loved it. It was the best week. I was nervous before I started but it was so fun!
I found Roger [Coull] very inspiring. By the end of the week I was surprised at how much I had improved.
Its great for people who want to improve. The music is so fun and different from other orchestras.
You make more progress in that week than in any other week of the year. Thanks to ECSOC I now write MT for Martin Thomas on all my music to remind me of how Martin would practice it.
ECSOC Tutors inspire me to learn percussion and showed me that there is way more than just a drum kit! Without ECSOC I would not be where I am today.