When we return to rehearsals on Saturday 15 September, we will be welcoming those that are joining the Orchestra for their first term as CYWO members and welcoming back all who are returning to the Orchestra for a further year. It will be good to see you all for a new Orchestra year. For those Senior Section members whose time with the Orchestra has now come to an end, mainly to move on to their university studies, we wish you well for the future and thank you for your contribution to the Orchestra’s success during the time you have been with us. Rehearsal Dates for Autumn Term 15th, 22nd & 29th September 6th & 13th October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November 1st December Notice of Performance dates for the Autumn Term of 2018 and advanced notice for the May Concerts at Camberley Theatre in 2019, Saturday 17 November 2018 - Children in Need play-out at The Meadows Shopping Centre in Camberley - Senior Section. Friday 7 December & Saturday 8 December 2018 - CYWO Christmas Concerts at High Cross Church, Camberley – All Sections to participate – Details to follow. Friday 17 May & Saturday 18 May 2018 - CYWO Spring Concerts at Camberley Theatre – All sections to participate – Details to follow. Rehearsal Attendance Can we remind our members that rehearsals start at 9.30am and therefore they should aim to arrive at Cordwalles School early enough to be ready to play at that time. Absences For notifying non-attendance for either rehearsals or concerts, please use the 'Absence Notification Form', which can be found in the 'Parent Info' section of the 'Home Page' of the Orchestra web site (www.cywo.org) and on the 'Home Page' itself. Thank you. Music At the end of the last term, all music should have been handed in to the section music librarians. If you still have music, please make sure that this is brought with you when you return to rehearsals.
CYWO Polo shirts For those Orchestra members changing sections from September 2018, will you please return your polo shirt if you have it on loan and have not already done so. A replacement polo shirt will be issued for your new section in due course. When returning your polo shirt, please make sure it is washed and ironed so that it can be re-used. Thank you.
Parent Helpers With the departure of a number of our Senior Section members at the end of each summer term, parents who have been part of our tuck shop team also withdraw their availability to participate on the helpers rota. We therefore look to recruit new parents to help on a Saturday morning. The duties involve registration of Orchestra members as they arrive on a Saturday morning and organising the setting up and service of tuck during rehearsal breaks. Help with other activities may also be requested during the morning, so a commitment to attend for the full rehearsal session, starting at 9.00am, would be a preferred requirement.
There are a total of 4 parents helpers undertaking registration/tuck shop duties each Saturday morning and, once we have a fully staffed rota, parents can expect to be asked to attend at least once, and a maximum of twice, each term.
If you would like to be part of the Orchestra's support team on a Saturday morning, please contact Sandra Kay, the Orchestra Secretary, via the 'Contact' form, which can be found in the 'Parents Info' section of the 'Home Page' of the Orchestra web site (www.cywo.org) and on the 'Home Page' itself. Alternatively, you can speak with Sandra when your son/daughter attends for rehearsal on a Saturday morning.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Brian Hopper (Chair)
5 September 2018