April 2022 Newsletter

We hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy their Easter break, especially as the weather has been good.


We now start a busy term of performances and we hope that everyone will make a special effort to be available for all performances scheduled for their section. These concerts and play-outs, as well as being good experience for our members, provide opportunities for us to promote CYWO membership. Therefore, a full attendance of the members of each section for performances is the best way of demonstrating what CYWO can offer to potential new members.


Ticket Sales for the Spring Concerts - Friday 13th & Saturday 14th May 2022

As advised in our letter to parents and Orchestra members circulated by email on Tuesday 8 March, tickets for our May concerts this year are now on sale through Camberley Theatre box office. Information regarding the ordering and collecting of tickets was included in the letter we circulated.


All sections of the Orchestra will perform on both nights.


We would kindly ask that all Orchestra members and their parents actively encourage family and friends to purchase tickets for this coming May’s concerts. If each Orchestra member was able to sell a minimum of 5 tickets, then we can be confident of a good size audience for both nights of the concert.


Please don’t leave it to the last minute. Start thinking about and planning for your active participation in the sale of tickets for our May concerts.

Spring Concert Raffles

Those of you who have attended our concerts prior to the pandemic will know that we always had a raffle. Our concert raffles help us to raise funds to cover the cost of sheet music, polo shirts, instrument repair, van hire for the logistics team, advertising, the website, etc. As advised in our March Newsletter, the raffle will return for this years May concerts.


In advance of our May concerts we would very much welcome the donation of prizes. If you don't have any ideas of what to donate, fancy biscuits, wine of any variety, lovely chocolates as well as any items that would appeal to our younger audience are all very popular. Smaller items will be combined to make an attractive hamper.


Please bring your donations to one of our rehearsals before the concerts, preferably on 23 April or 30 April. Thank you.


Raffle tickets will be sold on the night, so please stop by our raffle table in the lobby of the Camberley Theatre when you attend for the concert.


Rehearsal Dates for the Summer Terms 2022

As previously advised, we will be continuing Saturday rehearsals for the first half of the Summer term at the same times as the Spring Term. We are however hoping to return to pre-pandemic rehearsal times for all three Orchestra sections for the second half of the Summer Term, this being 9.30am to 12.00 noon, from Saturday 11 June. We will keep you updated as the term progresses.


The rehearsal Saturdays during the Summer Term 2022 will be as follows:-

  • 23rd & 30th April

  • 7th & 21st May

  • 11th, 18th & 25th June

  • 2nd, 9th & 16th July


2022 Summer Term Performance dates

Please note that there have been 2 additional play-out dates added since our last Newsletter, these being St Augustine's School Summer Fair and Park Street Camberley Farmers Market. This means that each of our sections will have 2 play-out commitments this summer in addition to our May concerts. See below.


  • 13th & 14th May (All Sections) - May Concerts 2022 – Camberley Theatre (details to follow)

  • 11th June (Senior Section) – Windlesham Village Fete – 1.00pm performance (details to follow)

  • 9th July (Junior & Intermediate Sections) – St Augustine's School Fair – Afternoon performance (details to follow)

  • 16th July (All Sections) – Park Street Camberley Farmers Market (details to follow)


The rehearsals scheduled for the Summer term could be subject to change where performances are arranged for Orchestra sections, although information in this regard will be provided at least 2 weeks in advance.



Brian Hopper

Chair


brian.hopper@cywo.org.uk

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