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October 2022 Newsletter

It hardly seems possible that we are already at the half term break for Orchestra members, having completed six rehearsal mornings already this term. We are of course back to rehearsals on 5 November, with just another six to go before Christmas!!

Children in Need 2022

The Senior Section of the Orchestra will be performing at The Meadows Shopping Centre in Camberley on Saturday 19th November between 10.30am and 12.30pm to raise funds in support of this years BBC Children in Need appeal.

If you are a parent of an Orchestra member and are available to help at some time during that morning by holding a collection tin, please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' section on the 'Home' page of our web site , or directly to . We have already had some offers of help but more volunteers would ensure that all collection positions at The Meadows are covered and the time commitment for each collector can be limited.

Collection of Orchestra Members

If a parent should find themselves delayed in collecting their son/daughter after a Saturday morning rehearsal (say over 15 minutes beyond the 12:00 noon finish), can they please telephone either 07803 702320 or 07788 561241. We can then ensure that we make appropriate arrangements to look after the Orchestra member until they arrive to collect them.

Reporting Absences

Can we please remind everyone that any anticipated absence from a rehearsal should be reported via the 'Absence Notification' link in the 'Contact Us' section of the 'Home Page' of our web site . This can include absence on the morning of rehearsal due to sickness. If absences are known, then our Musical Directors can make adjustment to the rehearsal programme if necessary.

Music and Polo Shirt return

We have previously requested that any unwanted CYWO music and polo shirts be returned, particularly when an Orchestra member changes sections. Can we please ask that members of our Intermediate and Senior Sections who still have music from their previous section, bring it to the next rehearsal so that it can be returned to our music library. Also, if you have a polo shirt that is no longer relevant to the section in which you play, please return this washed and ironed so it can be returned to our stock. Thank you.

Logistics Team

An important element in the operation of our Orchestra over the years has been the role our Logistics Team plays, both on Saturday mornings to help with the movement of percussion equipment pre and post rehearsals and also in supporting public performances by the Orchestra.

The Team is made up of parents of current members of the Orchestra, with there being an ongoing need for us to review the number of parents in the Team when some leave because their son/daughter have ceased to be members of the Orchestra.

If any parent would be interested in learning more about joining our Logistics Team, please contact us via the 'Contact us' section of our website, or ask for more information at a Saturday morning rehearsal. We look forward to hearing from some prospective new members for the Team.

Remaining Rehearsal Dates – Autumn 2022

  • 5th, 12th, 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


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