Area Manager: Ms G Eady   Centre Co-ordinator: Mrs S Cieciala

Happy New Year! 
It was lovely to see everyone back after the Christmas break and I'd like to specially welcome all our new members who have joined us since the start of the academic year; I hope you are all enjoying music making at Musica Holme Valley.
Last term was a memorable one with us moving to Honley High School and soon after that making our very own CD.  It was fantastic to hear such a high standard of performance from all the groups and the CD will serve as a momento for students to proudly keep and listen to in years to come. 
Congratulations to everyone who performed so well at the Christmas concerts; our first formal events at Honley High School went very smoothly and ended the term on a high note!
Looking forward, our teachers have been planning lots of events for everyone.  As usual it's busy, busy, busy... please make a note of the events in your diary so we can all continue to make the most of every opportunity.  Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at MHV.
Ginette Eady
Musica Kirklees Area Manager - Holme Valley
Friday, February 7 
Musica Holme Valley String Soloists’ Evening
7.00pm, Hade Edge Band Room
A concert giving the opportunity for our string pupils to shine as soloists.  There will also be a joint performance from the Intermediate and Senior String groups.  
Thursday, February 13
Musica Holme Valley Percussion Ensemble performing at 'I Got Rhythm!' 
7.00pm, Huddersfield Town Hall
Culmination of a singing workshop day at the Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival.
Tickets £5 booking fee (children free)
Saturday, February 22
Musica Holme Valley - closed for half term.  We will however be rehearsing at the normal time on Saturday February 15.
Sunday, March 1
Great Northern Big Band Jazz Festival
Trip for Musica Kirklees Big Bands including Musica Holme Valley.  Letters have been emailed to Big Band and paper copies are available from Mr Brown.
Tuesday, March 3  
Newsome Big Sing
A community schools event at Newsome High School
Saturdays, March 7 and 14
Special joint rehearsals for Music for Youth (MfY) Regional Festival
Please note changes to the rehearsal times for these groups (all other groups rehearse as normal):
  • All guitars and Percussion Ensemble: 9.00 - 10.30am at Honley High
  • Senior Wind Band and Big Band: 10.30am - 12.00pm at Honley High
Sunday, March 15 
MfY Regional Festival
Colne Valley High School.  Groups from MHV involved are -
  • Session 1 (9.00am arrival, session time 9.30 – 11.45am): Junior Strings and Intermediate Strings, Joint Senior Wind Band and Big Band
  • Session 2 (12.00pm arrival, session time 12.30 – 2.45pm): all guitars and Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, March 28
Musica Holme Valley Spring Concerts
9.00am – 12.30pm, Honley High School
Two morning concerts featuring performances from all our Musica Holme Valley groups
Musica Kirklees String Festival
1.00 – 5.00pm, Honley High School
An afternoon event bringing together string players from throughout Kirklees 
and next term...

Sunday, April 26
Yorkshire Strings Play Day
The Grammar School at Leeds, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS
A day for bow string players approximately grade 5 led by virtuoso cellist Matthew Sharp.  Please see Mrs Kelly for more information about this workshop.
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10
Holmfirth Festival of Folk
A jam-packed weekend of music and dance events in Holmfirth to include family fringe activities some of which will be marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We hope to bring you a special commemorative VE Day Schools’ Concert, a Samba Worshop, a VE Day Ukulele Jamboree and Singalong, and a Guitar and Ukulele Concert, all instead of the normal centre rehearsals that weekend. 

Saturday, May 16 
Musica Kirklees Big Band Festival
An afternoon/evening event bringing together Big Bands from throughout Musica Kirklees at Shelley High School
Helpers required!
The Friends of Musica Holme Valley do a terrific job of raising funds for our centre through helping at the tuck shop and at concerts.  We use the money raised to pay for equipment and music, and also to sponsor some of the many trips and events we organise.  One of our biggest fundraisers is the MfY Regional Festival at Colne Valley High School and the Friends have kindly offered to provide refreshments for this on Sunday, March 15.  Anyone who would like to help with refreshments or stewarding for a couple of hours that day please see Mrs Cieliala or ask at the tuck shop to volunteer your services.  Thank you in advance.
Uniform Reminder
Musica Holme Valley Polo Shirts are normally worn as part of the uniform for Junior Groups (Junior Strings, Junior Guitars, Wind Wizards) with black skirts/trousers and shoes.  Everyone else wears all black.
We will be doing a uniform order at half term for new polo shirts and hoodies.  
MHV Polo Shirts are £10 (all sizes).
Hoodies are also available for leisure wear and outdoor events and cost just £15.
Please see Mrs Cieciala at the front desk in the dining room by Saturday, February 8, for any uniform orders.
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