MYMS Summer Concert – Friday 22 June 2018 – 7:30 p.m.

MYMS Summer Concert and Second General Meeting – Friday 22 June 2018 – 7:30 p.m. – Invicta Grammar School

Friday 22 June 2018 – Summer Concert – [for ALL players] The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday 22 June. As usual, all parents [plus family and friends] are invited to attend. There are no tickets and no admission charge but there will again be a raffle on the way in and an opportunity to contribute a donation on the way out.

Schedule for Dress Rehearsals in the Hall on the Concert Day [22 June]

3:30 – 4:15 – Preparation of Hall. Percussion and Audience Chairs
** Any help in setting up is much appreciated.

4:20 – MYMS Voices

4:45 – Orchestra for All

5:10 – MYWO

5:40 – Alpha

6:05 – MYO

6:35 – Youth Strings

7:00 – Beta Percussion Ensemble

7:10 – End of Dress Rehearsals – Audience admitted to main Hall

Before concert
Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available in the Reception Area BEFORE the concert.

At approximately 7:15, there will be the Second General Meeting at which the membership fees for 2018-19 will be agreed.

7:30 – 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 only to eat it in the canteen and NOT in one of the school classrooms or the Auditorium.

The vast majority of MYMS students are immaculately behaved in and out of rehearsals. We supervise them as closely as we can but we do have the occasional incident on concert days which risks upsetting our links with our host school. Will you PLEASE REMIND THEM that we are guests at Invicta each week and that they all need to conduct themselves appropriately at all times?

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

Green Rooms – M13 – Alpha Band
M12 – Orchestra for All and MYMS Voices [Junior Members]
Auditorium – MYWO, MYO, Youth Strings, MYMS Voices [Senior Members]
No food in the green rooms.

We have again decided NOT to have an interval in this concert. Please come in time to buy a drink beforehand, as well as your raffle tickets.

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 Band 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.

Student attendance at Rehearsals and Concerts – please help us to put on as good a concert as possible by maximising students’ attendance at the dress rehearsals and the concert.

Help with Recruitment – please remember that MYMS pays a £10 ‘reward’ to any current member who introduces a brand new member to MYMS [once that new player has paid their subs]. This applies both to any new instrumentalists but also to friends of yours who sing but don’t play an instrument to join MYMS Voices. We restart after the summer break on Friday 7 September – bring your friends along.

Data Protection – you may be aware that the government introduced the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] in May 2018. MYMS has reviewed our current handling and storage of personal data in the light of these changes and has just approved a new Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement [copy attached – MYMS Data Protection Policy & Privacy Statement – (2) – June 2018]. We have revised our data consent forms and the new version will be used from September 2018 onwards.

MYMS Second General Meeting

Notice is given that the MYMS Second General Meeting will be held on Friday 22 June 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the Main Hall at Invicta GS.


1. Apologies for Absence.
2. To agree (a) the MYMS Membership Fees for the 2018-19 academic year and (b) the deadline date up to which the discounted rates will apply.

Future Dates – copy of the MYMS Calendar 2018-2019 attached here – MYMS Calendar for 2018-2019 [Version 3]- 080618

Fridays 29 June to 31 August 2018 – MYMS is closed.
Friday 7 September 2018 – MYMS restarts for the Autumn Term and the new academic year.
Fridays 19 and 26 October 2018 – No MYMS [we shall be closed for two Fridays during half term, as Invicta GS is shut].
Friday 30 November 2018 – Winter Concert and Annual General Meeting at Invicta GS.
Friday 1 March 2019 – 6:00 pm – Possible ‘Music at Night’ Students’ Concert at Invicta GS – more details to follow in the new academic year.
Friday 29 March 2019 – Spring Concert 2019 at Invicta GS.
Friday 21 June 2019 – Summer Concert 2019 at Invicta GS.

If you want to discuss any aspect of MYMS’ activities or you wish to get more actively involved yourself, please feel free to contact any of us. Our contact details are all on the MYMS website –

Richard Gretton
MYMS Manager