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2023 - 2024 Season

Summer Term (50th Anniversary concert) details 2024:

Rehearsals start – 19th April
One week half term – no rehearsal 31st May
Resume 7th June
Dress rehearsal 28th June – at All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2NL

Concert – Friday 5th July – at All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2NL

Autumn Term details 2024

Rehearsals start – 13th September
Two week’s half term break (25th October / 1st November)
Resume 8th November
Dress rehearsal: Friday 29th November at the Lynch (**may be Thursday 28th at Yatton depending on soloist – will confirm asap)

Concerto rehearsal with soloist on afternoon of Saturday 30th November at St Mary’s church,
Yatton (time to be confirmed),  followed by a short warm up/sound check for all

Concert – Saturday 30th November 2024 St Mary’s church, Yatton 7.30pm

Spring Term details 2025

Rehearsals start – 10th January
One week half term break (21st Feb)
Resume 28th February
Dress rehearsal: Friday 21st March 2025

Concert – Friday 28th March 2025 All Saints church, Weston-super-Mare

Summer Term details 2025
Please Note – Good Friday is 18th April and school holidays are 7th – 21st April)

Rehearsals start 4th April
Easter break: Two weeks: 11th, 18th April
Resume 25th April
One week half term break (30th May)
Resume 6th June
Dress rehearsal: Friday 27th June 2025

Concert – Friday 4th July 2025 St Nicholas’ church, Uphill

Practice notes from John

Hi all

Thank you for your playing last Friday: a warm welcome back to Sarah and to Phil (Trombone) for joining us.

The past 6 weeks have disappeared rather quickly, and after our break this coming week (16th Feb) we have 4 rehearsals left before our concert on 22nd March.

I do hope that you get the chance to look at your respective parts before we return on the 23rd Feb: perhaps you could spend an hour or so of your `free` Friday evening (16th Feb) to run through some `tricky bits` for yourself…?! (just a suggestion!)

As indicated a few times already, my job is more to look after the shaping and `ensembleness`  aspects of our work – rather than rehearsing notes and rhythms – and your job is to be able to embrace your respective instrumental part as best you can: one can’t do without the other, and both involve some form of practice.

Please see the attached for some further thoughts on this: hope you find these inspirational!

Proposed rehearsal sequence for 23rd Feb. (with new timings)…

FIRST HALF: 7.45-8.30pm

Suppe: Light Cavalry

Volkmann: mvmt 1

BREAK 8.30 – 8.45pm

SECOND HALF: 8.45-9.30pm – ish

Emperor Waltz

Volkmann: mvmt 2

Happy Practicing

John x

From the Conductor

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