Newsletter Autumn 2018
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• Please pay fees and return a registration form due for this term as soon as possible. If you pay by BACS, please also complete and return a registration form. All members need their parent or carer’s signed agreement to take part in Music Centre activities, which is why we need the completed registration form.
• Music Centre members should stay on site until collected at the end of your ensemble. Please do not leave the schools between ensembles, for your own protection and safety. If you change your normal arrangements, please let someone know!
• I became manager of the Music Centre in 1992, and have decided at long last to hand over the reins to my successor at the end of next term, in March 2019. I am happy to say that Moira Devonport has agreed to take over. Moira is a very experienced teacher and musician, and her daughters have attended the Centre. She is a wonderful advocate for the Music Centre and music in schools, and the Centre is lucky to have her skills, enthusiasm and energy.
• THIS TERM’S CONCERT is at the Centenary Hall on Friday 30th November at 7.00pm. This concert is for all music centre groups. Tickets will be available at the door and at Music Centre rehearsals. Please wear smart black trousers/skirt and white/coloured top with festive touches.
• Seating rehearsal schedule at the Centenary Hall on Friday 1st December:
4.30pm: Single Reed Choir (clarinets and saxophones) and Concert Brass
4.55pm: Concert Orchestra and Percussion
5.20pm: Youth Strings, Orchestra
5.45pm: Flute Choir
6pm: 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 9, 16 and 23 November. After the concert on 30 November, there will be a break until 11 January.
Happy music making!