Welcome back, youth music gets going again on Friday 5 May - today!
Lots to look forward to - read on:
Hi musicians and musician supporters,
This Friday is the end of Term 1 2017 - that has gone by so quickly!
There are a few things I want to let you know about:
Good morning! 4 quick points to make today - read on...
Welcome to 2017 Musicians and musician supporters!
2017 dates for your calendars...
See you soon,
Dear WYM supporters,
Thank you all for a very special end of year concert (though it was quite a while ago!). We have many thank yous' to make...
Thank you to all players for making stage transitions smooth by making sure you were all organised outside the stage doors.
Thank you for playing your absolute best - you can all be proud with your performances and long may your successes continue!
Thank you Eila-Rose for the fabulous last minute taking on of our stage coordinator role - very much appreciated and you did a great job!
Thank you to all our helpers who came at 11:30am to take gear over to Forum North and who took gear back over to OL at the end - set up and pack down seemed one of the most efficient we've seen.
Thank you to our very efficient stage crew. Transitions were quick and because of your thinking ahead, the concert ran mostly ahead of time and sound checks were finished at the right time also.
Thank you Vanamali for stepping in and working on the lighting and sound.
Thank you to Atsuko for your help coordinating Forum North and keeping the youth organisers on track and for any more behind the scenes things we do not know about!
Thank you Mark and Felicity for your continued support for WYM.
Thank you conductors for organising your groups, sorting stage plans and dealing with the many emails sent to you (some last minute!). Thank you for the work you have put into each individual group and seeing the progress is just fantastic!
Thank you all for your invaluable input into WYM and we look forward to seeing you again on the 10th of February for new WYM adventures.
Orchestra is still on the look out for a regular bassoon player and an oboe player and new members are always welcome - so make sure if you have any family or friends who might benefit from getting involved in WYM, get them along!
We wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Your Organising Team
Hello to you all,
I want to remind you about lots of important dates coming up, please check below and add to your calendar as necessary - we don’t want people to miss these opportunities. Remember to share this information with other friends and family who would be interested too.
Saturday 19 November, from 12pm - next week! Concert band and Orchestra, playing live at the Quarry Gardens open weekend, from 12 - 2pm. Talk to your conductors about what to wear and other specific details.
Sunday 20 November, from 12.30pm - next week! Cadet band playing live at Quarry Gardens open weekend, from 12.30pm. Talk to your conductor about specific details.
Saturday 10 December, from 12pm - Junior Strings rehearsal for combined performance with Sistema. At the Old Library from 12 - 2pm.
Sunday 11 December, from 2.30pm - End of year concert at Forum North, for all WYM groups; listen to your conductors and organisers of the event regarding specific details and what time you need to be there for your groups' sound check on stage. If you hire an instrument it will need returning immediately after this concert. Your music will also need to be returned.
Sunday 11 December, from after the concert - end of year ‘do’ in the Old Library for prize giving and shared kai. Please bring food to share, and join in - it’ll be fun! (No separate end of year prize giving event this year - all combined!)
January 9 - 13 - Opononi Music Camp, for brass, woodwind and percussion musicians. Registrations are due now. Please visit link for more information http://www.whangareiyouthmusic.co.nz/opononi-music-camp.html
February 10 - Starting again for 2017, Friday nights for music groups and Wednesday that week for choir - tell potential new musicians…😊
Also - notices about other performances you will enjoy in December!
Saturday 19th November, 7pm At Cafler Suite, Forum North
This is an annual formal concert by selected students from Mini-Recitals, award holders and guest artists. This year we’ll have varied items by vocals, vocal duets, chorus and also from violin, guitar, sax and piano players
Whangarei Choral Society Christmas Concert
Saturday 10th December, 2.30pm At Christ Church, Regent
Conductor : Lisbe Jooste
Soloists :Emma Couper, Tracy Barnier-Wills,Tony Clemow and Franco Meyer
Accompanist : Atsuko Fukuoka
Tickets: $20/ adult, $15/ Senior, children free
And this sounds like lots of fun - getting creative in christmas art themed musical way…Youth Music is again decorating a tree at the Festival of Christmas Trees at St John’s Golden Church on Kamo Road.We need you to make a decoration or two in a musical style to hang on our tree. Look for the Christmas box at the front desk for ideas and to put your creations in…a star with a photo of you playing your instrument…use old music to fold into a shape…use old cards for their pictures or cardboard…some Christmas shapes will be in there for you to take….who can make the best one?
See this flyer for more information.
Tena koutou musician and musician supporters,
Now that Term 4 has got underway we are rapidly heading to the end of the year and there are a few things to draw your attention to:
Sistema musicians featured in the Advocate in a story on a photography exhibition by NorthTec students of Sistema musicians and their whānau.