The ECHO Mission
The ECHO Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality and FUN music education throughout our Gulf Coast communities. Our youth orchestra was conceived and designed by K-12 certified orchestra directors to deliver performance-based music curriculum for beginning to advanced string, woodwind and brass players while developing and engaging our young musicians. Our unique focus is bringing professional musicians with a heart for music education together with young musicians to "show them the ropes" and give musicians real life performance experiences. As a contemporary youth orchestra, we perform multiple genres including rock and roll, world music, soundtracks and of course, classical music!
ECHO rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30 pm at historic St. Mark United Methodist Church in the beautiful East Hill neighborhood of Pensacola, Florida. Tuition is $85 monthly, which covers all sheet music and instruction.
ECHO is also proud to partner with several local districts and schools to bring music education (including elementary music and afterschool string programs) to the children of their communities. Please contact us with any inquiry about having ECHO add a music program to your school or youth group!