Roade Community Orchestra
This newsletter is an opportunity to
thank you all for attending on Tuesday evenings, sometimes surviving
difficult traffic conditions, occasionally bad weather and recently a
little disruption due to the building works at Roade Primary School.
We like to boast that our orchestra is one of the friendliest
group of musicians of this type in Northamptonshire and will always
welcome new members to join us.
Because most of you attend on a regular basis we are able to
rehearse and play more interesting music.
An orchestra is always at its best when there is regular
attendance throughout the year.
Some of the orchestra’s members
travel from an incredible 20 mile radius to join us at our rehearsals
which start at 6.30 p.m. at Roade Primary School.
Some even working in London and other places further away still
make it as do parents with young families.
We hope that you are pleased with the
variety of music provided to the orchestra each rehearsal which includes
music of all types to keep us on our toes.
If there is anyone reading this letter
who is not a member and would like to join please feel free to contact
Ian Riley our MD/conductor on 07976427396 who would be pleased to speak
to you. Alternatively
please come along to one of our rehearsals at Roade Primary School,
Hartwell Road, Roade on Tuesday evenings in term time starting at 6.30
p.m. to 8.15 p.m. We
do not audition and if you feel that you would like to join us you will
be made most welcome.
The orchestra is able to support a
limited number of local functions throughout the school year.
As a registered charity we do not charge for our appearances but
are grateful for any donations that help us pay for our rehearsal hall
and buy new music.
Each year we hold three main concerts.
the 6th December 2016 December we will be holding our
Christmas Concert which is open to members of the public.
Festive music, seasonal refreshments and a raffle of beautiful
hampers make the evening worth a visit.
Anyone reading this newsletter are very welcome to bring along
their family and friends as without an audience we do not have a
10th June 2017
starting around 2.00 p.m. we will be playing at the Maidford fete,
situated in a rural location in the beautiful grounds of Maidford
orchestra will be playing a medley of tunes whilst visitors amble around
evening 4th July 2017
we will be holding our annual summer concert.
Normally this is in the grounds of Roade Primary School if the
weather is kind. However due
to extensive building works taking place at the school the venue will be
confirmed nearer the time.
The audience are invited bring along their garden chairs and
picnic whilst we provide fruit punch and strawberries and cream.
In the event of bad weather we will play inside.
To make any concert a success we are
always looking for volunteers, who are not playing instruments, to help
with refreshments and ticket sales.
If you, or if you know of anyone willing to help please let us
the recent Annual General Meeting Ian Brown stepped down from the
position of Chairman and Maggie Scott was elected to be our new
Chairman. Ian Brown will be
a hard act to follow and we would all like to thank him for all his hard
work over the past five years.
Also at the AGM Liz Coppard stood down from the position of
Secretary due to her busy working life.
Once again we would like to thank her for all she has done and
wish her well with her career.
We look forward to seeing them at rehearsals as usual.
Beacher, who has been a member for many years, is leaving to get married
and live in America. We
all send him our best wishes and would like to thank him for all his
hard work in looking after the website, managing the “facebook”
site, providing wonderful posters and tickets for our concerts.
We always welcome feedback from
members, so please do not hesitate to speak to any of the committee so
we can discuss how to keep improving things for you. We try to meet the
needs of the majority but hope we can meet individual needs as well.
like to keep an up to date record of present members so please make sure
we have your most recent email address and telephone number.
This is very helpful should we need to contact you so if you have
changed your details recently please let Kelly Homan or Maggie Scott
Once again we really appreciate your
support and hope that you will continue to attend each week.
Each individual instrument is a crucial part of the orchestra and
is always required. If you have any ideas, information, queries or just
anything you think other members would like to read please contact any
of the committee.
If you would like anything mentioning
in a future newsletter please let us know.
Maggie Scott - Chairman (email@example.com)
Julia Brown – Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Homan – Secretary
Ian Riley – Musical Director (email@example.com)