Newsletter Summer 2017

  • Please pay fees due for this term as soon as possible. If you pay by BACS, please also complete and return a registration form.
  • Gift Aid: Every £1 a UK taxpayer pays in membership subscriptions allows the Music Centre to claim 25p from the taxman, providing you sign a Gift Aid declaration. This costs you nothing, but earns us £2-3k each year, enough to pay for our premises. if you haven’t filled in a form, they are available form Alicia. It can also be completed online.
  • Music centre members should stay on site until collected at the end of your ensemble. Please do not leave the school between ensembles, for your own protection and safety. If you change your normal arrangements, please let someone know! The Boys’ Hall is staffed throughout, and is the best place to wait to be collected.
  • Many congratulation to Hannah Capstick, who has achieved a scholarship at the Purcell School to study flute and piano alongside her ‘A’ levels. The school has an international reputation, and Hannah will be among the best young musicians in the country! We will miss her very much.
  • THIS TERM’S CONCERT is at The Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, on Friday 7 July at 7pm. This concert is for all music centre groups and members. Tickets will cost £6 and £3, available at the door and at music centre rehearsals. Please could members wear smart black trousers/skirt and white/coloured top for the concert.
  • Seating rehearsal schedule at the Centenary Hall on Friday 7 July:

4.30pm: Flute Choir and Percussion

4.55pm: Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Choir

5.20pm: Youth Strings, Orchestra

5.45pm: Concert Strings, Concert Brass and Fast Forward

6.30pm: doors open for the audience.

7pm:   Concert starts

  • We would welcome contributions to the raffle at the concert. Could we ask you to bring a contribution to the interval refreshments? Biscuits, cakes, and savouries would be welcome. The music centre will provide drinks at no charge.
  • Remaining rehearsals this term are on 16, 23 and 30 June After the concert on 7 July, there will be a break until 8 September.

Happy music making!                                                                                                   Alicia

Newsletter Summer 2016

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  • Please pay fees due for this term as soon as possible.
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the Torbay Symphony for All with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – an inspiring opportunity for YOU!
  • Gift Aid – Every £1 a UK taxpayer gives us allows the Music Centre to claim 25p from the taxman, providing you sign a gift aid declaration. This costs you nothing but earns us enough to pay for our premises. Please sign if you can!
  • “A number of you had the good idea that we should produce recordings of our concerts. We looked into it and, sadly, because of issues with copyright and royalties, it isn’t possible. Thanks for the feedback; please keep it coming!” (DB)
  • Music Centre members should stay on site until collected at the end of your ensemble. Please do not leave the school between ensembles, for your own protection and safety. The Boys’ Hall is staffed throughout, and is the best place to wait to be collected.
  • THIS TERM’S CONCERT: Please wear smart clothes for the concert, not jeans or trainers. Tickets will cost £6 and £3 at the door or in advance at Music Centre.
  • Seating rehearsal schedule at the Centenary Hall on Friday 1st July:
    4.30pm Flute Choir and Percussion
    4.55pm Concert Wind, Clarinet Choir
    5.20pm Youth Strings, Orchestra
    5.45pm Concert Strings, Concert Brass and Fast Forward
    6.30pm Doors open for the audience
    7pm Concert starts
  • Please parents and carers – even if your child is older, come and support members. Performance is a vital part of music education, and we need a good audience!. We would welcome contributions to the raffle at the concert.
  • Please can we ask that you bring a small contribution to the interval refreshments? Biscuits, cakes, and savouries would be welcome. The music centre will provide drinks at no charge.
  • Remaining rehearsals for this term are on 17 and 24 June. After the summer break, Music Centre resumes on 9 September. The autumn concert will be on Friday 25 November at 7pm, in the Centenary Hall at the Boys’ Grammar School.

Happy music making!
Alicia Stolliday

Newsletter Spring 2016

Newsletters keep you in touch with news and events at music centre. Please read and keep for a while, so you know what is happening. Newsletters can be found on our website, www.tsdmc.org.uk.

  • Please pay fees due for this term as soon as possible.
  • Music centre members should stay on site until collected at the end of your ensemble. Please do not leave the school between ensembles, for your own protection and safety. The Boys’ Hall is staffed throughout, and is the best place to wait to be collected.
  • The full orchestra meets from 6pm to 7pm at the Music Centre. Why not come and try it out?
  • Do you have any views on our concert venues at the Centenary Hall, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School and the Ariel Centre Totnes? What do you think of the timings of concerts on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons? Please let us know, at tsdmc@btinternet.com.
  • THIS TERM’S CONCERT is at the Ariel Centre, Totnes on Sunday, 20th March at 3pm. This concert is an opportunity for the smaller groups to perform. The Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Concert Strings, Youth Strings, Concert Wind, Concert Brass, Fast Forward group, and Double Reed Ensemble will be taking part. Tickets will cost £6 and £3 at the door or in advance at music centre. Please wear smart clothes for the concert, not jeans or trainers.
  • Please parents and carers – even if your child is older, come and support members. Performance is a vital part of music education, and we need a good audience!
  • Rehearsal schedule at the Ariel Centre on Sunday 20th March:
    12 noon Concert Brass
    12.20pm Clarinet Choir
    12.40pm Concert Strings
    1pm Youth Strings
    1.20pm Flute Choir
    1.35pm Fast Forward
    1.50pm Concert Wind
    2.05pm Double Reed Ensemble
    2.30pm Doors open for the audience
  • We would welcome contributions to the raffle at the concert.
  • Please can we ask that you bring a small contribution to the interval refreshments? Biscuits, cakes, and savouries would be welcome. The music centre will provide drinks at no charge.
  • Remaining rehearsals for this term are on 4th, 11th and 18th March. After a break for Easter, Music Centre resumes on 15th April.
  • The summer concert will be on Friday 1st July at 7pm, in the Centenary Hall at the Boys’ Grammar School.

Happy music making!
Alicia Stolliday