Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August 2021

Current Information for 2021


ECSOC begins at 9.15 am, Music Makers at 9:30 am.

Please allow time to get to your rehearsal rooms.

Host Families

Applications from non-resident students are welcomed. An extra charge of £120 is passed directly to host families offering accommodation for the duration of the course. Students are paired by sex, age and instrument.

Are you interested in becoming a host family? Hosts are vital to ECSOC and long standing friendships have been created through hosting. For further information please contact us HERE.

Rehearsal Venues for 2020 Course

Please check in on the Monday morning at the main entrance hall to Elizabeth College where you will find the notice board stating where you need to be.

Concert Dress - No denim

Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Winds - All black. Full length skirts or smart trousers with black shirt or smart top. Smart black shoes. Please remember black socks!

Intermediate Wind Band, Intermediate String Orchestra, Junior Wind Band and String Group - White shirts and long black bottoms, (skirt or trousers) Smart black shoes. Please remember black socks!

Tuck Shop

The Tuck Shop is located in the main college building, the first room on the right.

Swimming at Lunchtimes

Swimming is available on Tuesday - Thursday lunchtimes in the heated college pool. It is at an additional cost of £1 per session. Swimming is supervised by a lifeguard.

Reminder - Saturday morning rehearsals

The Intermediate String Orchestra, Intermediate Band and Symphony Orchestra also rehearse on Saturday morning for their Saturday evening concert as follows:

Symphony Orchestra - 10:00-11:30 am
Intermediate String Orchestra - 9:00-9:45 am
Intermediate Wind Band - 11:45 am-1:15 pm


Bursaries are available to assist students with fees, travel and accommodation expenses. The number of bursaries is limited and students wishing to apply for bursaries should contact the Team on ecsocinfo@gmail.com. Early application is recommended.

Bank Account Details

HSBC - 40 22 25 - 21203762