Welcome to a new term

Happy New year to you all and welcome to a new term of Music School. A Newsletter was handed out yesterday with useful information about the Music School, but you can also see what’s happening via our Coming Events page.

A particular welcome to new KS2 Beginner Ensemble members and their parents/carers. Watch out for more details of our Buns and Biscuits and Music Sale at the Open Morning on Saturday 12th March.

If you are around on a Saturday Morning do visit our tuckshop for drinks and other goodies. Our tuckshop volunteers are always happy to chat and try and answer any of your questions.

As always, we need to recruit more volunteers to help with tuckshop once a term. If you would be happy to help us out, you can let us now via our Online Volunteering Form. Or come and talk to us at the tuckshop.

Christmas Concerts

There are three West Suffolk Youth Music concerts this week: Click on the links for more details.

P.S. Don’t forget to bring your donation of mince pies on Saturday to go with the seasonal refreshments.

Friends Annual General Meeting – Saturday 17th October

You are invited to join us for tea or coffee and biscuits at our Annual General Meeting in the library at County Upper School. Hear all about what we have been up to in 2014/15 and our plans for the coming year. Have your say in what we do to support our children’s musical activities and bring them new opportunities. The meeting will start at 10:30, but tea and coffee will be available beforehand.

The Friends’ Committee

New Committee Members Needed!

Three of our current members are leaving & we need replacements to continue operating.

What does the Committee do?
Supports the operation of the County Music Service by:
  • Providing support at concerts
  • Fund raising to arrange events (such as the Anna Mudeka workshop last year)
‘Oh No! Another committee…’
Tasks & responsibilities primarily limited to the concerts at which your children will perform:
  • Arranging refreshments (transporting & serving)
  • Helping arrange chairs & collect tickets on the door
  • One or two short committee meetings a term
If you are interested in supporting this wonderful opportunity for our children to make music, please attend the AGM on 17 October to find out more.

Newsletters

Two newsletters were issued this weekend. SYM West Newsletter Sep 2015, covering the activities of the area ensembles (West Suffolk Youth Orchestra, West Suffolk Youth Wind Band, West Suffolk Youth Jazz Orchestra and West Suffolk Youth Big Band) and BCMS Newsletter Sep 2015, covering the activities of the Saturday ensembles.

Please note that these are the last newsletters that will be printed and handed out. In future information will be provided via the Suffolk Music Hub Website , although you can continue to catch local news here.

Hosting Problems

Apologies to all who have been trying to access the site since last Saturday. Our hosting provider has had problems and ours was one of the sites affected. The site was down last weekend and restored on Sunday but they still had problems so it has been moved to a new machine. Unfortunately this involved restoring the site to last Friday’s backup. I think I’ve now completed redoing all this week’s updates, but let me know if you find anything incorrect, out of date or not working.