There are a couple of things to share with you, there always are dates to clarify and congratulations to offer, as well as changes to the team to inform you of and general reminders. Read on!
- Clarification of dates: last rehersal 8th December; concert Sunday 10th December at 3pm; awards and social: Friday evening the 15th of December
- Waitangi playout is on Sunday the 19th November at 11 am – we need numbers confirmed by Friday the second practice night of term, please advise you conductor of your intention to join the play-out
- Opononi concert band summer camp - 8 - 12 Jan 2018 - super successful every year, the web-site has initial details and more will be added very soon www.whangareiyouthmusic.co.nz
- Start date for 2018 will be Friday the 9th Feb 2018 (Wednesday 7 Feb for choir)
- The recent concert also featured WYM youth choir and strings groups that both did an amazing recital - well done!
- Choir performed at the Northland Performing Arts Competition in the singing section and came in 2nd place - well done again!
Choir Master - Lisbe Jooste
- It is with great regret that our valued Lisbe needs to step down from her position as WYM Choir Master.
- Lisbe built the choir up from scratch over the past 2 years and has created a fantastic asset for youth singers in Whangarei. She has lead the choir in competitions, concerts and public sing-outs which have been very successful and delighted many an audience.
- We sincerely thank her for all her hard work and expertise in this area at WYM. She will be missed and we wish her all the best.
- Lisbe has kindly arranged for her accomplished pianist and also a conductor Robin - to step into her shoes at least for Term 4 of this Year. We thank and appreciate Robin for doing this willingly.
- We need to up our game in keeping the kitchen clean – please bring own drink-bottle and wash up all the dishes if you see more than 4 dishes in sink – even if they are not your dishes!
- Term 4 fees due now, term 3 fees are overdue, please check at the front desk, or with Lucy if you are unsure if you are paid up.
I think that is everything, we do have a new secretary transitioning into this role, you will hear from her very soon,
Ka kite ano!
WYM Secretary (departing!)