Aims and Objectives:
1. Build membership numbers and reach out to an even larger pool of musicians
2. To play a range of high quality music, and to showcase our work at our concerts.
3. To provide a space where all players, no matter their skill level, can enjoy playing music with a range of talented musicians.
Exeter University Modern Orchestra (EUMO) is an unauditioned musical ensemble which combines a Symphony Orchestra with saxophones, rhythm section and vocals to play a range of modern and contemporary music. In the past we’ve played a plethora of pieces such as classic rock and pop from artists such as Michael Jackson and Queen, as well as Big Band jazz tunes from Michael Bublé. Previously we’ve also played favourite musical scores such as Hamilton and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Founded in 2017, EUMO is the first Contemporary Orchestra in the South West and possibly at Universities in the UK. EUMO is based around the world-famous orchestras led by the Conductor and Arranger Jules Buckley such as the Heritage Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest, and we aim to bring music from these ensembles to the band in the coming year.
We rehearse on a Friday night at 6:30pm in Frank Oliver at Kay House, Duryard. Rehearsals are inclusive and sociable, taking place at the end of each week, whilst still maintaining a high level of musicianship. As an unauditioned society, all levels of playing are welcome, and the variety of music provides a suitable challenge for every skill-level. For more experienced players, there will be more difficult pieces that will challenge the orchestra as a whole. Each term we work towards a concert which takes place in the final week of the semester.
We welcome all musicians and vocalists of any ability to come and see what EUMO is like - whatever you play and whatever standard, we'd love you to join us!
We aim to start rehearsing at the earliest possible date, whilst ensuring the safety of our members. Society activities will still be hosted by our Social Secretary in the meantime, as we hope to maintain the friendly bond between our members.
For more information about who we are and how to join, please contact Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gareth (email@example.com). We’d be happy to help!
Presidents: Nicole Tonner and Gareth Davie
Vice-President: Charlie Turlier
Treasurer: Yassvanth Prabu
Secretary: Eleanor Taylor
Publicity Officer: Charlotte Harvey
Social Secretary: Heidi Turner
Sound and Technical Manager: Yassvanth Prabu
Musical Supervisors: Bethany Legg and Sophie Blake
Conductors: Heidi Turner and Ryo Suzuki