MYMS Newsletter – Summer Term 2018

Dear All Players and Parents [c.c. Staff and Committee]

1. Welcome back
Firstly, just to remind you all that we restart tomorrow on Friday 20 April 2018.

2. Tomorrow’s Rehearsals – Temporary Emergency Contact Number

I will miss the first part of tomorrow’s rehearsals as I shall be attending a funeral in Ipswich. Everything will run as smoothly as normal under the supervision of Elizabeth Rees [Chair of MYMS Committee] and Barbie Vaughan [our Librarian].

Barbie Vaughan will be the temporary emergency contact tomorrow – her mobile number is 07904-814835. Barbie will also be the 1st Aider tomorrow.

3. Good Luck to all Students taking Exams this term

We appreciate that a number of MYMS students will have examinations this term. Firstly, we want to wish them much success and lots of luck with your revision and the exams themselves.

We hope that you will all still be able to attend MYMS regularly each week. One of the great things about MYMS meeting on a Friday is that there are no exams the following day. Come and play and/or sing and enjoy the ‘downtime’ of being with friends and making really good music.

4. The Summer Term 2018

Just to alert you to the shortness of this term – there are just nine weeks. The concert date is Friday 22 June 2018. That means that we have SIX REHEARSALS before half term; one week off for half term; then TWO NORMAL REHEARSALS after half term, before the dress rehearsals and concert on 22 June. Please attend as regularly as you can.

Remember, there is no bandstand concert this year. Therefore, all the ensembles will perform in the one concert at Invicta GS.

5. Feedback about the Spring Concert 2018

Well done to everyone for a splendid concert: it was another big success.

6. MYMS Visit to Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 22 April 2018

60 students and adults will be travelling to the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday to see the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra’s ‘Film Music Gala’.

7. Mayor of Maidstone’s Charity Concert – ‘Raising the Roof’ – on Sunday 13 May 2018

As you know, MYMS Voices will be performing at the Mayor’s Concert at All Saints Church on Sunday 13 May 2018. A detailed email with all the arrangements and the opportunity to purchase tickets will be circulated separately.

Lots of other musical groups from across the Maidstone area are taking part in the concert so it promises to be an exciting experience – and an opportunity for MYMS Voices to shine in front of a much wider public audience.

8. Stamps for RNIB

We are still collecting used postage stamps for RNIB. Please bring them in – there is a box for them next to the tuck shop or give them to Barbie, our Librarian.

9. MYMS Website

Do keep a regular eye on the MYMS website [] – we try to keep it up to date with news items.

Enjoy your term ahead.

All best wishes
MYMS Manager