EVENTS COMING SOON - the EASY Band will start the countdown to the Thornton Dale Lights Switch On on Saturday 2 December and the Christmas Gala Concert takes place on the following Saturday 9 December at Queen Street Methodist Church and will feature ALL of Music Centre's ensembles.
A brilliant start to 2017 included a Guitar Open Morning, a concert at Pickering Church in aid of our Transport Fund, a Jazz workshop and masterclass with saxophonist Tommaso Starace, EASY Jazz attended the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival and Dennis Rollins' Funky-Funk hosted an amazing and well attended Boyes' Celebrity Concert in the Grand Hall at the Spa.
Ryedale Bus news - the service was reviewed at Easter due to low numbers on board and the cost of running the bus and it was sadly decided to withdraw the service until further notice.
The Parents Committee is on the look-out for any new members following two resignations - PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!
EASY Jazz featured in one of the FREE Fringe Events at Scarborough Jazz Festival at The Spa Sun Court in September. Following on from a workshop earlier in the day, they were led this year by Tristan Banks and Jason Yarde.
We would all like to thank the Scarborough Freemasons of Leopold Lodge for their so very kind and generous donation.
Thanks to the NASUWT for their donation of £165.80 towards new MUSIC.
ALSO to help raise centre funds is our music book scheme - if you have any books you no longer need or perhaps have changed instrument and would like to pass them on to another young musician, please also leave at Tuck Shop. These will then be available at future concerts in exchange for a small donation.
A big thank you to the families of Kay Mills-Hicks and John Ward for their fantastic donations which enabled us to buy more music centre cellos and to also hold a guitar workshop with Richard Safhill for our young musicians. And of course not forgetting parents, students, the Parents Committee and staff alike for their unfailing and continued support!