We are a community group and all members are volunteers.
ESO rehearses Tuesdays 7.15pm to 9.45pm, at the Salvation Army Church on the corner of Buckley Street and Mt
Alexander Road in Essendon. Please enter by the back door off Buckley St. We are in recess from early December to the end of January. Members provide their own instrument and music stand.
We expect that members will perform in all/most of our concerts and that they will attend a high percentage of rehearsals especially the weeks immediately before a concert. Demand for some positions is quite high (e.g. flutes) so regular participation is an important part of ensuring ongoing membership.
Members pay an annual fee of $220, or $65 if you pay per term. In cases of hardship, of families, fees can be negotiate with the Treasurer. This fee helps us cover the costs of running ESO such as venue hire, providing music etc.
Applications will be considered by the Musical Director. If your application is not successful, you may be placed on a waiting list. Invitations to join will be based on positions opening in the ensemble and performance standard.
All members of the ESO require a current work with children check and proof of vaxination.
If you would like to apply for membership, please complete the form below.