Elson Youth Orchestra

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Extending Provision to the Gosport Community

Contact details:

EYO 

Elson Junior School

Exmouth Road

Gosport

PO12 4EX

Telephone: 023 9258 3754

Music is a significant feature of Elson Junior School because we believe that music enriches children’s lives and develops their whole personality.

We have a vision to build an orchestra for the youth community of Gosport.  We want to provide an opportunity for all children and young people in the wider community to experience success and make a positive contribution.

As a result of a strings project running within the school, our orchestra was formed in October 2010 with violins, cellos and a double bass.  We started with past and present pupils from our own school and have extended this opportunity to string, brass and woodwind players from other schools in the area. We have made appearances on Portsmouth Guildhall stage at Portsmouth Schools Music Festival, and at HMS SULTAN summer show.

The orchestra is open to children of junior school age and above.  There is no minimum standard but they must be receiving lessons: in a whole class, peripatetic or individual basis.  They are expected to be able to supply their own instrument.

We meet from 1530-1630 on term-time Fridays when the school is open.  There will be a programme of events throughout the year at which the orchestra will play.

The orchestra is funded entirely through fundraising, donations and community funding so we ask each child to make a contribution of £1.00 for each session towards the cost of sheet music.

We truly believe it is massively important to raise our children’s aspirations. The self confidence and raised self esteem gained through playing together in this way is invaluable to each child.

So is your child...

  1. receiving lessons on a string, brass or woodwind  instrument?
  2. looking for an opportunity to play alongside others?

EYO could be for them!  Contact Elson Junior School to enrol your child or to book a free taster session. 

We would like to thank the sponsors who have given us their support during the time since we started in 2010

In particular we would like to thank HMS SULTAN for their tremendous generosity each year 

  • PATCH
  • Mazars Charitable Trust
  • Gosport Rotary Club
  • Freemasons Gosport St Swithuns Lodge
  • Waitrose Gosport
  • John Lewis Partnership Music Matters
  • HSBC Gosport
  • SC Access Ltd
  • Mr D Costigan
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Count Councillor Mike Gedes
  • County Councillor Peter Chegwyn
  • The Co-op, Palmayra Road
  • Gosport Borough Council
  • Southerm Co-operatives Ltd
  • Radio Solent Community Chest
  • Alverstoke Chapter of Freemasons

If you would like to add your name to this list of sponsors please contact the EYO Chair of Trustees at

Elson Junior School

Exmouth Road

Gosport

PO12 4EX

Telephone: 023 9258 3754

EYO Annual Report February 2017

EYO AGM Minutes January 2017

EYO Year End Accounts 2015 to 2016