Email: colnevalley@musicakirklees.org   
Area Manager: Mr J Wightman   Centre Co-ordinator: Mrs S Zbos
MUSICA COLNE VALLEY NEWSLETTER

AUTUMN TERM 2019
Welcome Back
This term promises to be a busy one, with many exciting performances to look forward to.  Thank you to everyone who took part in the fantastic concerts at the end of Summer Term; the Intermediate Wind Band made their annual visit to the Berry Brow Carnival and the Big Band joined forces with Musica Youth Strings to perform on a rather wet and windy Summer’s day in Greenhead Park Bandstand.  At least it stayed fine for the Summer Fest!
String Trio
Following on from their fantastic performance in Birmingham as part of the National Festival of Music for Youth (MfY), the Musica Colne Valley String Trio were invited to perform at the People’s History Museum in Manchester earlier this term as guests of one of the major sponsors of MfY, the Unity Trust Bank.
National Festival of Music for Youth
Music a Deux, a collaboration between the Senior Wind Bands from Musica Shelley and Colne Valley, performed brilliantly at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, in July. They were an absolute credit to themselves, their conductors and to Musica Kirklees.
Expectations
Just a quick reminder about expectations for concerts and preparations for events.

Please make every effort to attend all events for your group and rehearsals in the lead up to performances. 

Even if a couple of students are absent if can affect the whole group.  If it is absolutely essential that you must miss a performance, please give as much notice as possible to your ensemble leader.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Concert dress is all black with the MCV polo shirt; MCV polo shirts can be purchased from Mrs Zbos, Centre Co-ordinator, for £6.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS
  • October 12          Marsden Jazz Festival – Big Band
  • October 18          Open Evening - please invite your friends and family
  • October 25          Halloween rehearsal – Junior Wind Band
  • December tba      Slaithwaite Lights - Intermediate Wind Band (with adult group)
  • December tba      Marsden Lights                
  • December 6*       Christmas Concert – all groups (no rehearsal)
Exam Successes
Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard for their music grade exams, GCSEs, vocational qualifications and A levels last term.  We hope your achievements will help you to move on to the next stage of life's intricate journey and very much hope those who are leaving us will keep in touch.
Tuck Shop
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist with the tuck shop. There are still a few gaps so if you are able to help please see the Friends of Musica Colne Valley.
Children’s Choir
Following on from the success of the Big Sing earlier this year and with our commitment to further develop vocal music in the Colne Valley, we are setting up a new Children's Choir.  The group will get together on Friday evenings at 5.00 - 6.00pm and our first session will be on October 11.  The choir is open to all children in school years 4, 5 and 6.  We are currently busy going around schools drumming up interest; please spread the word amongst your friends!
Colne Valley Singers
The Colne Valley Singers, our adult choir, is on the lookout for new members.  No experience necessary -  why not pop in and give it a go!  The group rehearse from 6.15 – 7.15pm on Fridays.
Halloween
Junior Wind Band are holding their annual Halloween rehearsal on October 25.  This ghoulishly great session will involve a spookily decorated room, Halloween sweets and optional fancy dress.  We’ll be working on some creepy composing, ending with a fiendishly fun informal performance
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Mr Wightman
Musica Kirklees Area Manager - Colne Valley
julian.wightman@musicakirklees.org
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