Hello everyone! I came back from EYSM on Saturday...and I loved it!
It was very intensive - drumming/gospel choir before breakfast and then a programme of rehearsals all through the day - but there was also plenty of down time, with sports activites/games ('it's a knockout' was very popular) or just time to relax and chat. The music was challenging but achievable - so I did feel like I'd achieved something when we reached the final concert - and varied. There was a whole range of things to do during 'options' - I picked chamber music and chamber choir, but there was world music, big band, musical theatre (GleEYSM, geddit?) etc etc. I've made friends with people from all over the country, and had a generally amazing time!
I would definitely recommend it, and would like to go again next year.