North Tyneside Music Education Hub
Music Centre Newsletter May 2016
School Improvement Advisor, Music
North Tyneside Music Education Hub Lead.
Spring term news.
Youth Chamber Orchestra
He began as a brass peripatetic and was head of brass until the peripatetic service was disbanded.
Following this Bob continued to teach brass in schools in North Tyneside and worked alongside a group of parents to secure the funding to continue to run the Music Centre ensembles . This undoubtedly enabled North Tyneside to keep its outstanding provision for high quality music ensembles which would otherwise have been lost.
Bob conducted the concert band right from the start of his career and has inspired hundreds of young people to follow their musical journey. Many past members still play in the band today such is his popularity. During his time as conductor Bob has raised thousands of pounds for charity working particularly closely with Rotary for whom he has conducted 30 years of charity concerts. He has also supported many community events and conducted the band when they played for Princess Anne at Tynemouth station.
Bob has arranged many exchanges with the first one taking place in the 80's to Monchengladbach. Many of us have very fond memories of times spent playing in various and often unusual performance venues! Ex pupils from across the decades have continued to meet to reminisce about these times and to get together to play in the reunion concerts Bob has arranged.
Bob has done an immeasurable amount for youth music in North Tyneside over the years. A talented musician and conductor and a fantastic person who has always been able to relate to young people with his fun personality and sense of humour. He is well loved and respected by all who know him both socially and professionally. He will be an enormous miss to the Music Hub, his retirement marks the end of an era, for music in North Tyneside.
If you would like to contribute to Bob's leaving present, please send contributions in an envelope to the Langdale centre FAO Julie Dorr
Friends of Youth Music in North Tyneside
When the peripatetic service was cut in the 1980's a group of willing and able parents stepped into the breach to create a Charity to enable Music Centre ensembles to continue. This undoubtedly enabled North Tyneside to keep its outstanding provision for high quality music ensembles for which we will always be indebted.
We hope to continue to see them at our concerts and events in the future.
Help!! Our Tuck Shop needs you!
Also we need support with refreshments at concerts so if you are able to give some time please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Centre Merchandise
Thanks you to Kathryn who has supported the hub with a photo and quote for our banner outlining her musical journey in the area. Kathryn is a previous member of North Tyneside Youth Orchestra and has carved out a highly successful career in music with her specialism on Northumbrian Pipes
Sting has supported the Hub with a photo and quote outlining his musical journey in the North. Sting who was originally a teacher in Cramlington made his musical career in the Band 'Police' before branching out as a highly successful solo artist.
Getting the look!
Matching programmes, ticket and our new folders are all supporting the marketing of the Hub Music centre and raising our profile locally and regionally
Celebration of Youth Music in North Tyneside
Saturday, June 25th, 10am-3:15pm
Rockcliff Rugby Club, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Last year was an amazing success. Following feedback We have chosen a larger venue extended the time.
Tickets will be on sale from the music centre priced
____ tickets at £8(adult barbecue and concert)
____tickets at £5(child barbecue and concert)
____tickets at £3 (concert only)
____tickets at £4 for ensemble members(barbecue only)
If you can offer any support on the day please contact
Raffle contributions can be sent to the Centre and cakes for the cake stall brought on the day.
Last year we made a fantastic £1300 which has gone towards Music Centre resources. This enables us to continue to keep this valuable resource free in the future.