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 15 September.

Happy music making!                                                                                                   Alicia