Dear Musicians and Parents
The impact of the Coronavirus which has been reported in the news has regrettably affected forthcoming TSDMC rehearsals and concerts.

The trustees and I have been carefully assessing the developments and I am writing to you to let you know of changes to rehearsals and concerts we had planned. All rehearsals and concerts are cancelled until next term.

There will be no rehearsals this week at our satellite Fast Forward orchestra at Oldway Primary School on Thursday 19th March or at TSDMC, Torquay Boys Grammar School on Friday 20th March.
Also the rehearsals and our Spring Term Concert due to take place on Saturday 21st March at The Ariel Centre, Totnes will no longer be held.
There will be no Peninsula Clarinet Choir rehearsal on Saturday 21st March.
The Torbay Music Hub have also cancelled the Schools Music Festival in which the TSDMC Flute Choir, Reed Choir and Youth Strings where due to play in on March 23rd, 24th and 25th. So no performances at English Riviera Centre.
Everyone has worked hard this term and I have heard great playing in rehearsals. I hope that we will show this to your families and friends in next term’s concert.
Thank you individually for all your hard work, great listening and fantastic playing, keep up the practice at home until we can meet again next term.
Please confirm that you have received this email asap as I do not want anyone to make unnecessary journeys to venues or be dropped off and unsupervised at anytime. I will be ticking off names on my register when I get your confirmation.
I wish you all a Happy Easter and hope to see you all on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th April at the start of the Summer Term. However I will keep you informed if this changes nearer the time.
Keep well.


Moira Devonport

Newsletter Autumn 2019

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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!

• THIS TERM’S CONCERT is at the Centenary Hall on Friday 29th 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 29th November:
4.30pm: Reed Choir (clarinets, saxophones and double reeds), 4.45pm: Flute choir, 5.00pm: Concert Orchestra, 5.15pm: Percussion, 5.30pm: Orchestra, 5.45pm: Youth Strings, 6.00pm: Concert Brass

Fast Forward group will meet Bistro Hall at 4:30pm, so that they can have a rehearsal with the Thursday Fast Forward group then head over to the Centenary Hall to set up for 5.15-5.30pm.

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 8th, 15th and 22nd November. After the concert on 29th November, there will be a break until Friday 10th January 2020.

Thank you for your hard work this term and great music making! Have a very Happy Christmas, I hope you enjoy the holiday and we look forward to seeing you in January 2020!

Best Wishes,


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