Website: www.musicakirklees.org
Email: mirfield@musicakirklees.org   
Area Manager: Mrs N Bell   Centre Co-ordinator: Mrs L Hardwick
MUSICA MIRFIELD NEWSLETTER

AUTUMN TERM 2019

Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful sunny break.  A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our fantastic concert in July and for the excellent playing and singing from all our performers.  Thanks also to those who donated raffle prizes and to all helpers on the night - we always appreciate your support.

We are very pleased to welcome all our new members this term, and Mr Neil Morgan who will be conducting our guitar groups this year while Miss Edwards is on maternity leave.

Nicola Bell
Musica Kirklees Area Manager - Mirfield

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Concert Tickets - On Sale Now!

Please make a note of the date of our Christmas concert: all our players will be performing at the concert on Friday, December 6 in Dewsbury Town Hall.  We’ll be joined by some school choirs from Mirfield too.

Tickets can be bought either online at the Kirklees Town Halls Box Office or in person at Dewsbury Town Hall (not available from Musica Mirfield) - £6 for adults and £4 for under 16s (excluding booking fee).

Saturday, October 12
Marsden Jazz Festival

Our Swing Band will take part in the annual Marsden Jazz Festival. This year they’ll be performing from 2.45 – 3.30pm in the Bandstand in the Park in Marsden town centre. With food stalls and a great playground for your family, you can sample some wonderful jazz music throughout the afternoon.  www.marsdenjazzfestival.com has all the details.
Wednesday, November 13
Music for Youth (MfY) Prom

Huge congratulations to our Youth Choir whose amazing performance at the MfY Regional Festival in the Spring has led to them being invited to sing at the MfY Prom in November at the Royal Albert Hall!  They will be accompanying the Musica Youth Strings in their performance - what an exciting opportunity!

Saturday, November 30
Duke of Edinburgh Christmas Fair

Our Senior Wind Band will be performing at the Duke of Edinburgh Christmas Fair.  The event is held at Shepley Bridge Marina, Mirfield. 

Friday, December 6
Christmas Concert

7.00pm at Dewsbury Town Hall.  Tickets available from the Town Halls Box Office and Dewsbury Town Hall only.

Friday, December 13
Last Rehearsal of the Autumn Term

Saturday, December 14
Concert at St Paul’s Hall

A festive Swing Band concert with Gledholt Male Voice Choir at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield.

Rehearsal Dates
September
6,  13,  20,  27       
October      4,  11,  18,  25       
November  8,  15,  22,  29
                  (no rehearsal Friday, November 2, during half term break)
December  6 (concert in Dewsbury Town Hall),  13 (rehearsal at MFG)

Congratulations to our many players on their successes in instrumental exams last term – we hope that you’re very proud of your achievements.  Also, to all our students who took their GCSE and A Level exams last term, well done on all your hard work.  A massive good luck to our leavers as they start the next stage of their education; come back and see us when you’re in the area!

Tuck Shop
If anyone could help with the tuck shop for an hour or so this term it would be greatly appreciated.  Please add your name to the rota on the notice board.

Student Council
We've already taken on board some ideas raised by students at their Spring Term meeting.  We now have a recycling bin and a suggestion box will be appearing soon!

Christmas Gift Idea
Musica Kirklees music book bags are available to buy at our centre again this term. They’re a good investment for players, with a shoulder strap and handle so carrying your music books is easier.  They cost £10 with any profit going to the Gift of Music sponsorship scheme.

2019/20 Ensemble Times
4.15 - 5.00pm 6.15 - 7.30pm
Youth Choir Intermediate Strings
5.00 - 6.00pm Intermediate Guitars
Junior Strings Intermediate Wind Band
Junior Guitars  
Blow and Bash Band 6.30 - 7.30pm
pBonium Friday Nightingales
5.00 - 6.15pm 6.30 - 7.45pm
Senior Wind Band Swing Band