The Newsletter of the Congleton Youth Orchestra

June   2017

Apr:  22. 29.                 May:  6. 13. 20. 27 Half Term   June: 10. 17. 24.          July: 1. 8.(Concert)
Next Term:
September 9. 16. 23. 30.          October 7. 14. 21. – Half Term  November 4. 11. 18. 25. (Concert )
December 2. 9. 16. (Christmas Party)

January 6. 13. 20. 27.               February 3. 10. 17. – Half Term           March 3. 10. 17. 24. (Concert)                                                           Easter Break
April 7. 14. 21. 28.                   May 5. 12. 19. 26. Half Term               June 9. 16. 23. 30.
July 7 (Concert)

The Intermediate Orchestra rehearse from 1pm – 2.pm, in the Town Hall and the seniors from 2pm, until approx. 4.30pm.  Please arrive for the concert, in usual concert dress, between 6.45pm and 7pm
NOTE: The Town Hall doors will not be open until 6.45pm.

ticketThose of you who are up to and including Year 11 at school, please remember to “sign in” with the Chaperones on duty when you arrive at the Town Hall.  Your parent/guardian then need to sign you out again at the end of the evening.  Please follow any instructions from the chaperones which should make the process relatively trouble free.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW !!                        Adults £7.00 – Under 16’s £3.00


Love Music Trust Celebration Concert - :  SUNDAY 25th June 2017 - The senior orchestra ONLY will be performing at the Love Music Trust Annual Summer Concert which this year is to be held at the Clonter Opera Theatre,  Trap Lane, Swettenham Heath Congleton CW12  2LR.  . We need to be at Clonter at 2.10 pm in time for a sound check at 2.30pm.   Doors open at 2.40pm for a 3pm Start and we are scheduled as the final performance at 4.20pm.    The concert finishes at 4.50pm.  Please make sure you have the correct music.  Music stands and Percussion items are provided by the LMT. Tickets available from the Love Music Trust web site - £6.00 for our particular concert.

Saturday 1st July  - 12.30pm
This is the end of the year for the Training Groups and they will finish off their training by giving a short presentation to their friends / parents etc. in the Church Hall at 12.30pm.   Please give them your support.  We hope that they will be continuing with us in September.

Saturday 1st July – Congleton Park – Vol Fest
Cheshire East CVS are holding a community festival from 1pm – 5pm to celebrate volunteering and community groups across Cheshire East.  We are hoping to have a stall at the Festival to promote the orchestra and are looking for willing volunteers to spare a couple of hours or so to help out.  Please contact any of the Staff or Trustees if you are available. 


facebookOur Facebook page is now up and running again but because of  child protection / safeguarding  issues there will be no photographs shown.  The situation will be reviewed in 6 months time.




Anyone wishing to borrow any of our instruments should contact Helen.  This is a free loan service to all members of the orchestra (subject to availability).  All you have to pay for is the annual servicing to cover wear and tear.  However, in view of the popularity of the scheme, availability can change from week to week and so it is becoming difficult to maintain a precise list of instruments.  Please contact Helen to find out the current position.

Miles Haslam                -           Musical Director                                   07414132211
Judith Hearson  -           Wind Tutor                                           01477 500443
Jayne Walker               -           String Tutor                                          0780 9890 456
Helen Chappel              -           Secretary                                              01260.278843
Natasha Medina           -           Child Protection Officer            **        07967 – 210085    **
**  This number is for child protection issues ONLY – please do not use for any other purpose




NOW CONFIRMED: (Senior Orchestra Only)
SUNDAY  June 25th   (afternoon performance)         -                       Love Music Trust Concert
See details above.                                                                   Clonter Opera – Swettenham Heath


Saturday July 8th  2017                                              -                       Summer Concert – Town Hall


Saturday November 25th   2017                                              -                       Autumn Concert – Town Hall


2018 :

Saturday 24th March 2018                                         -                       Annual Rotary Concert

Saturday 7th July 2018                                               -                       Summer Concert






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