October 2019 Newsletter

Dear All Players, Parents and Committee Members

A number of things to update you all about:

Fridays 11 and 18 October 2019
MYMS will be open for all our normal rehearsals tomorrow and next Friday.

Half Term for two weeks
In line with Invicta GS’s two-week closure, MYMS will be closed for TWO weeks: so, no MYMS on either Friday 25 October or Friday 1 November.  We restart on Friday 8 November 2019.

Winter Concert – Friday 29 November at 7:30 pm
Make sure you have our end-of-term concert date in you diaries.  More details to follow after half term.

MYMS Subscriptions and Membership Forms
Thank you to everyone who has already paid this year’s subs and completed the new membership forms.  Please remember that the paperwork is very important as I must have up-to-date contact information, in case I ever need to contact you urgently; further copies are attached.  The deadline for payment of subscriptions is 31 October 2019.  [All details about payments and the availability of bursaries to be found in my September Newsletter.]  Please contact me on 07802-425022, if you have any questions.

Attendance and Punctuality
Please remember that regular attendance is a key component of MYMS membership and that we aim to start our rehearsals punctually.  Players’ help in setting up the rehearsal rooms is also much appreciated; that also helps us start on time.

Upcoming Concerts
Saturday 12 October 2019 – 7:30 pm – Maidstone Symphony Orchestra – Mote Hall – all MYMS students free;
Sunday 13 October 2019 – 3:00 pm – Maidstone Music Festival Fund-Raising Concert – East Malling Church;
Saturday 20 October 2019 – 7:30 pm – East Malling Singers – East Malling Church – conducted by our own Ciara Cinsidine – programme includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, played by a former MYMS student Nelson Sinclair-Strong [flyer attached below].

Snow Closures
The long-term weather forecast predicts the possibility of snow this winter, possibly earlier then usual.  If ever there is any doubt about whether MYMS is open, please remember to check your emails for updates.

All best wishes
MYMS Manager