November 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Nov 29

This Newsletter provides information regarding the ordering of tickets for our Christmas Concerts at High Cross Church and also confirmation regarding the Christmas Coffee Morning for our Junior Section.

The Christmas Concerts will feature music from our Senior and Intermediate Sections and we would encourage our Junior Section members to come along with their parents to watch on one of the nights of the concert. This will enable them to see what they will be able to achieve as they work towards developing their music skills in our Junior Section. Their ticket for the concert will be free. The Juniors will then have the opportunity to show their parents the progress they have made this term at their Christmas Coffee Morning.


Information about times for the members attendance at the performances was distributed via email link on 8 November. A copy of the information can be found on our website under 'Letters' in the 'Parent Info' section (link).


CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AT HIGH CROSS CHURCH,CAMBERLEY

The price of concert tickets this year is £8 (eight pounds), with a free ticket for any Junior Section member that attends the concert with a parent. The concert will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.00pm. As was the arrangement last Christmas, there will not be an interval, although we will be holding a raffle each evening this year.


We are confident that the programme of music to be presented by our Senior and Intermediate Sections will lift spirits in the lead up to Christmas, after what has been a very challenging 2022 for many, and we look forward to seeing everyone on either Friday 16 December or Saturday 17 December.


Ticket Ordering

Please send orders for tickets by email to cywo_tickets@yahoo.co.uk

(Alternatively, tickets can be ordered at rehearsals on a Saturday morning.)


Ticket Payment

Payment for tickets should be made prior to, or at the time of, collection of tickets.

- By bank transfer with these details

  • Account name – Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra

  • Bank sort code – 40.08.21

  • Account number – 81257528

- Or by paying cash/cheque at a Saturday rehearsal


Collecting Tickets

It would be appreciated if tickets could be collected at rehearsals on Saturday 26 November, 3 December or 10 December. Alternatively, collection will be available on the night of the concert for later orders.


If you have any queries about the above information, please email brian.hopper@cywo.org.uk .

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING – JUNIOR SECTION

On the morning of Saturday 17 December we will be giving parents/grandparents the opportunity to come along to a rehearsal at Cordwalles School to see how our new Junior Section has progressed with their music since they came together at the beginning of this term.


CYWO POLO SHIRTS

Please can Senior and Intermediate Section members of the Orchestra, who do not have the appropriate polo shirt for their section for the Christmas Concerts, notify either Linda McNaughton, our Senior Section music librarian, or Catriona Edrich, our Intermediate Section music librarian, as soon as possible. Arrangements can then be made for these to be provided in time for the concerts.


If anyone has a polo shirt on loan that they no longer need because they have moved orchestra section, it would be appreciated if they could return this to us so that it can be returned to our stock.


Also, if any current or former member of the Senior Section has a polo shirt(s) that they no longer need and would like to donate to CYWO, this would be very much appreciated. We know that our Senior Section members take good care of their polo shirts and to have some available to loan to new members of the Senior Section would be very helpful. Thank you.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT 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.


In advance of our December 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, especially with any sort of Christmas theme. Smaller items will be combined to make an attractive hamper.


Please bring your donations to one of our rehearsals before the concerts, preferably on 19 or 26 November, 3 or 10 December. Thank you.


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


Remaining Rehearsal Dates – Autumn 2022

  • 19th, 26th November 2022

  • 3rd, 10th December 202


Performances – Autumn 2022

  • 19th November 2022 – Children in Need play-out The Meadows Shopping Centre, Camberley (Seniors)

  • 16th & 17th December 2022 – Christmas Concerts, High Cross Church. Camberley (Intermediates & Seniors)

  • 17th December 2022 – Christmas Coffee Morning, Cordwalles School (Junior.)


Brian Hopper

Chair


brian.hopper@cywo.org.uk

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