Who are we?
We are The University of Exeter Modern Orchestra, a brand new, unauditioned musical ensemble. We aim to have fun whilst creating great music! We combine a traditional Symphony Orchestra with Saxophones, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synth and Vocals to create a contemporary vibe, playing rock, funk, jazz, musicals and classic house. Being completely inclusive of any instrument and standard makes us a very unique and exciting society.
EUMO was founded by Tom Arnold and Sam Washer in 2017 and after a successful set of trial rehearsals, was made an official society by the Exeter University Students Guild over the summer of 2017.
This is a clip of one of our rehearsals, where we enjoyed playing a Bohemian Rhapsody Medley:
EUMO is the first contemporary orchestra in the South West and possibly at any UK university. As the first of its kind, this really is an exclusive opportunity to be involved in and we are really excited to see how we can make it grow and this is where we need your help!
Where will your money go?
A key part of any band is the music itself and to get started, we need music to play from! Contemporary and Pop scores are hard to come by and will take our orchestrators a long time to create scores of high enough quality for September. If we hit our target of £500, we will be able to purchase music scores from known orchestrators which will add to our currently limited repertoire.
This will mean that we will have new and exciting music to play in our rehearsals, hooray!!! Being able to rehearse a range of music will mean that we can put on a concert at the end of each term, so you can come and see what your donation has enabled.
For all the lovely people that donate, we have a great selection of rewards to thank you for your generosity. Go and check them out now!
Help us succeed!
You don’t just have to donate money to help start us off on our musical journey. As a new society, publicity and promotion are very important to us. Feel free to share this project on social media and help spread the word!
The more people that know about us, the bigger we can make this project and the better our society and music will be.
Thank you for your generosity, we really appreciate your support and are excited to be able to share our adventure with you.
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