INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS WILL BEGIN AS FOLLOWS:
WOODWIND - THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER (WEEKLY LESSONS ON THURSDAYS)
BRASS AND GUITARS - MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER (WEEKLY LESSONS ON MONDAYS)
STRINGS - TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER (WEEKLY LESSONS ON TUESDAYS)
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR INSTRUMENT IN SCHOOL ON THEIR LESSON DAYS!
WE SHALL BE INFORMING THE CHILDREN OF THEIR LESSON TIMES IN THE FIRST WEEK BACK.
NB BRASS AND GUITAR LESSONS ARE BOOKED AND PAID FOR BY DIRECT CONTACT WITH JAMIE DOVE RATHER THAN THROUGH THE SCHOOL - HIS CONTACT DETAILS ARE IN THE INSTRUMENTAL LESSON BOOKING LETTER ABOVE.
ORCHESTRA, HARMONY CHOIR and MAIN CHRISTMAS CHOIR autumn 2022
Orchestra and Harmony Choir will be starting on Tuesday 20th September - letters will be sent out to invite instrumentalists (who have been learning for at least a year) early in the term. Children need to have returned the consent form to Miss York before 20th September in order to attend. Please also indicate on this form if your child will be collected at 5pm or if they are allowed to walk home on their own.
Rehearsals will be every Tuesday from 3.15 - 5.00pm and we expect the children to be committed, look after their music, practise and attend every week, unless they bring a letter/phone the school to inform us of why they need to miss a session, so that we know where they are and that they are safe.
Generally, the 3.15 - 4.15 time will be used for the orchestra rehearsal and then the 4.15 - 5.00 time for singing. Children can be collected at 4.15 if they only want to attend the orchestra part of this club. They are encouraged to bring a snack to eat at 3.15 because it is a long after-school session!
This term, the Harmony Choir will only be open to Orchestra members, due to the limited space available and the supervision issue of the first hour. From January, more children will be invited to join the Harmony Choir on Tuesdays, based on their enthusiasm and commitment to the main 'Christmas Choir' in the autumn term. Orchestra and Harmony Choir sessions will then be alternated after school on Tuesdays - this system worked really effectively last year and enabled more children to be involved.
The main 'Christmas Choir' is open to ALL Year 5 and 6 children during the autumn term, with weekly rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons WITHIN SCHOOL TIME in the hall (2.15 - 3.15), starting on Tuesday 27th September. Again, after an initial trial 2 weeks, we expect the children to be fully committed if they decide to join and use their participation to guide our invites to the extended Harmony Choir club in January.
It is so wonderful to be back to singing and playing, always a strength and particular joy at Manadon Vale Primary! Everything crossed that we can actually have live concerts once again this Christmas too!