AyMC and BkMC April 2016 Newsletter

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AyMC and BkMC April 2016 Newsletter
MARCH
2016
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N E W S L E T T E R
D A T E
AYLESBURY AND BUCKINGHAM MUSIC CENTRES NEWSLETTER
DATES FOR
YOUR DIARY
TERM DATES:
MUSIC CENTRE
ENSEMBLES
START
16TH APRIL
MUSIC CENTRE
ENSEMBLES END
9TH JULY
NO MUSIC
CENTRE
30TH APRIL, 1ST
& 2ND MAY
28TH MAY—5TH
JUNE INCLUSIVE
FOR SUMMER
CONCERT DATES
SEE PAGES 2 & 3
What a fantastic term it’s been across Aylesbury and
Buckingham Music Centres! We have so many things to
celebrate…
@Waterside
On 28th February over 200 of our members took part in the concerts at the
waterside Theatre. Each ensemble sounded amazing and we’ve had lots of
very positive feedback. For some of the younger ones it was their very first
concert—what a spectacular start to their performing career. For some of our
senior members it was one of their last concerts with BLTM—going out on
a high! Well done to each and every one of you. You did us proud, thank
you
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Battle of The
Bands final on Sunday 20th. Aylesbury Music Centre was well represented
by The Band of Gebush and the winning band was made up of students
from The Royal Latin and Buckingham School—
done White Elephant!
MINCE PIEwell
CONCERTS
Special congratulations go to Brandon
During the last week
For more info:
Aylesbury Music Centre
Walton Road
Aylesbury, HP21 7ST
01296 383243
Howard-Norris who was voted ‘Best
Drummer’ at the final—a prize he richly
deserved.
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PROFESSIONAL
RECITAL SERIES
By Personal Request
Having heard AyMC’s Clarinet Ensemble at
the @Waterside Concert the High Sheriff was
so impressed that she invited them to perform at a recent reception held at the new
UVAC campus. The players performed
brilliantly and impressed with their enthusiasm
and maturity.
The second of our recital
series is coming up after
the Easter holidays. The
first concert was a
fantastic evening so do
come along .
DORIAN TODOROV
DIMITROV (piano)
Saturday, 30th Apr 2016
7:30pm
• Bach: Italian Concerto
JUNIOR ORCHESTRA
• Beethoven:
‘Appassionata’ sonata
• Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
• Kurtag: 8 piano pieces
Tickets: £7 (AyMC
students £3)
PLEASE CALL HUGH
MOLLOY DIRECTLY FOR
TICKETS ON:
01296 437392
OR PURCHASE THEM
FROM THE MUSIC CENTRE
OFFICE
OUT & ABOUT
The last Saturday of term saw
members of Junior Orchestra
pick up their instruments and
travel up to Friars Square to
perform to Aylesbury shoppers. The performance was
very well received and will
help to raise awareness of
AyMC in the community. It
gave players an opportunity
to perform a wide variety of
repertoire in an informal
venue.
Buckingham
Music Centre
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Summer Concerts
TBC
Percussion Ensemble: Fridays from 4—5pm
More information
coming soon!
Percussion Ensemble is looking for players of any instrument Grade 5
and above, particularly percussionists and drummers, who are interested
in improving their ensemble playing and who are up for the challenge of
playing a new instrument. Pick up a form from the office if you would
like to be involved.
led by Ralph Wyld.
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Summer Concerts
17th April
String Orchestra at Brookmead
School 4pm
21st April
Soloists’ Competition Junior & I
ntermediate Categories AyMC
6:30pm
Exciting Times Ahead For Our Members
Hugo Piper has been offered a scholarship at
Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Wilfie Williams has been awarded a place and a scholarship
for the Berklee Summer School in Boston.
22nd April
Prizewinner
Soloists’ Competition Senior
Category AyMC 6:30pm
14th May
Chamber Concert featuring Flute
Choir, Junior Flute Choir, Double
Reed Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble
and Youth Choir AyMC 5pm
14th May
AyMC Orchestras featuring Junior,
Senior & Youth Orchestras AyMC
7pm
20th May
Wind Band Bash featuring Junior,
Intermediate & Senior Wind Bands
and Concert Band AyMC 7pm
12th June
Tower of London featuring String
Groups—see letter emailed for
details
19th June
BLTM Festival featuring all bands
Green Park, Aston Clinton all day more info to follow
9th July
String Spectacular featuring
Beginner, Junior, Intermediate &
Senior Strings and Junior String
Quartet AyMC 5pm
10th July
Big Band Extravaganza featuring
Junior & Training Big Bands plus Big
Band with special guest! AyMC
6:30pm
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to former
member Alexandra Ridout who has
won the BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz
Award and to her brother Tom who also
reached the finals. It must have been
a tense day for the Ridout family!
Another ‘well done’ to all those members who took part in Monster
Brass earlier this month. A great day was had by all! We’re running a
Brass Day in conjunction with London Brass on 8th May at Amersham
School. Please contact the office for more details or see the website
www.bucksmusic.org
OUT AND ABOUT (PART 2!)
String Orchestra are off on their
travels on 17th April. They are
performing at Brookmead
School , Ivinghoe at 4pm. They
are playing a lovely programme
including Bach Concerto for
Two Violins in D minor. Please
do come along and join them
for tea and cake from 3pm.
Soloists’ Competition Adjudicators We are delighted to announce that the adjudicators for the
16th July
Leavers’ Concert featuring Big Band,
Concert Band & Youth Orchestra St
Mary’s Church Aylesbury 7:30
MARCH
Soloists’ Competition are as follows—Junior & Intermediate Category: Dan Francis & Mark Warner
(leader of Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra), Senior Category: Paul Guenault & Emily Davies (violinist
with the Philharmonia Orchestra). Do come along and watch what we are sure will be two
spectacular concerts.