MYMS Spring Concert – Friday 24 March – 7:30 pm

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. As usual, all parents [plus grandparents, friends and neighbours] are invited to attend. There are no tickets and no admission charge but there will be a raffle on the way in and an opportunity to contribute a donation on the way out.
Refreshments are available before the concert at the back of the hall. On this occasion, we are experimenting with having no interval and running the concert straight through.

Schedule for Dress Rehearsals in the Hall on the Concert Day [24 March]

3:30 – 4:15
Preparation of Hall. Percussion and Audience Chairs
** Any help in setting up is much appreciated.
MYMS Voices
Orchestra for All
Youth Strings
End of Dress Rehearsals – Audience admitted to main Hall
Concert starts

[Please ensure that all players arrive in good time so that all the rehearsals start – and finish – promptly.]

Before the Concert – depending on the timings of their dress rehearsal(s), players may need to have a packed tea. PLEASE ask them to eat it in the canteen and NOT one of the school classrooms.

Players need to be back at Invicta in their concert dress by 7:15 p.m. at the latest.

MYMS Raffle – Any donations of raffle prizes would be gratefully received. Please bring them with you on the day of the concert.

Concert Dress
MYWO, MYO and Youth Strings
Men: black long-sleeved shirts – sleeves rolled down please, black trousers, socks and shoes, MYMS tie (£12 each – from Richard, MYMS Manager)
Ladies: black sleeved top and trousers, or skirt (knee-length or longer), or similar black dress with plain black tights and black shoes
[MYMS Voices – core choir singers can choose either of the types of concert dress]
Alpha and Orchestra for All
Men: white long-sleeved shirts – sleeves rolled down please, black trousers, socks and shoes, MYMS tie (£12 each)
Ladies: white sleeved top, black trousers or skirt (knee-length or longer), black tights and black shoes
Additional Notes: I have been asked by staff and the Committee that you make sure that all shoes are BLACK, that tights are not heavily patterned and that blouses for senior players are black and opaque, rather than see-through.

Dates for rest of current academic year
Fridays 31 March, 7 & 14 April 2017 – MYMS is closed.
Friday 21 April 2017 – MYMS restarts for the Summer Term.
Fridays 2 June 2017 – No MYMS [we shall be closed for only one Friday during half term]
No Bandstand Concert in 2017.
Friday 23 June 2017 – Summer Concert and Second General Meeting at Invicta GS.

Provisional dates for three concerts in 2017-2018
We have provisionally agreed the following three concert dates with Invicta GS for the NEXT academic year:
Friday 1 December 2017 – Christmas Concert and Annual General Meeting;
Friday 23 March 2018 – Spring Concert;
Friday 22 June 2018 – Summer Concert and Second General Meeting.

Change of Chair of MYMS Committee
We have had a recent change of roles at MYMS. Karen Vincent has decided to step down from being Chair but to remain on the committee. Her place as Chair has been taken by Elizabeth Rees. Our Vice Chair – Graeme Dowd – continues in that role.

We are enormously grateful for everything that Karen has contributed to MYMS so far and wish her well with her continuing studies towards her doctorate. We welcome Elizabeth to her new post and wish her much success as she helps guide the future of MYMS.

Richard Gretton
MYMS Manager