Skipton Community Orchestra
Autumn Newsletter 2014
Welcome to Autumn!
I hope you've all settled into the new music by now. You may have noticed that we're having a bit of a change as they are longer pieces but don't worry as it'll be mixed in with some Christmassy music for the concert on 5th December. Meanwhile we hope you'll enjoy the 'Music from the Musicals' theme.
As you are aware Tricia has left for pastures new in Somerset and this has left a big void as she was involved heavily in the music circle around The Dales. It is very sad to see her go but it is the start of another exciting episode in her musical career and we wish her all the very best. Luckily Tricia has left us in good hands with Jess Mahler. You may recognise her from the summer concert as she kindly played bassoon for us. Jess has offered to stay until Christmas but if we all say pretty please....she may stay longer!!
We're in demand!
Bookings for 2015
Yes, you've heard right.....we have been booked for a concert in the village of Carleton. They have a full social calendar for their village hall all year round and we have been asked to join in their Harvest Home festival next October. Their fun filled evening starts at 6pm with a Jacob Join, followed by something like a family quiz and then we will play. After the concert we can let people try out some musical instruments. We'll provide more details nearer the time....watch this space!
We applied to Skipton Town Council in July 2014 for a grant to buy a flatpack drum kit. Unfortunately we weren't successful as money is in short supply these days. However, Tricia has come to our rescue by donating a large cheque from the charity project called Tutti. We have now been able to purchase a very impressive flatpack kit and we hope to store it at the church so it's always available at rehearsals.