We’re all getting more used to joining meetings on line or making short recordings etc. We know it might seem strange at first when you record yourself playing or singing, but once you’ve done it a couple of times, you’ll realise how easy it is.
We’ve prepared a very short video clip to help anyone who hasn’t yet tried to record themselves. Have a listen and try it for yourself:
Nobody will be able to hear you as an individual on the video which we produce: you’ll be part of your usual ensemble.
So – let’s have everyone taking part this Christmas, and enjoy being part of it
Subs: The subs for this half-term will be £2 a week which will help towards costs. These are payable half-termly as usual. [A number of members have over-payments from last term, but we would prefer to sort out these when we return to ‘normal’. For the moment, it would be helpful for everyone to pay £12 for this half-term please].
Safeguarding: The SDMC Virtual Meeting Policy is on page 25 in the SDMC Handbook of Policies (on the Information Page)
For the foreseeable future, it’s not possible to hold any face-to-face rehearsals or concerts. However, two things are really important for all of our SDMC members:
1 – To continue having instrumental lessons (on-line if necessary) so that you don’t lose the many skills you’ve already learned.
2 – To join in with the on-line weekly zoom sessions which are planned by the music team. This is also a great time for you to catch-up with your friends.
If you do both of these things, you’ll be well-prepared for when we can eventually re-open music centre and have our practices and concerts.
The following is a list of our tutors in music centre who are very willing to give you on-line lessons, either regularly or occasionally, if you’re not able to access lessons from your usual teacher. They can also support you with your theory work.
An Important Message to ALL SDMC Members and Families
It has become increasingly clear that sadly we need to suspend all music centre activities (rehearsals and concerts) for the time-being. We know that making music each week is a key part of all our lives, but we have to ensure the safety and welfare of all SDMC members, parent-helpers or staff. Although we will not be meeting in our various ensembles, this won’t prevent everyone from practising at home!
Simon Thomas (Chair of Trustees) Matt Pope (Head of Band Development) Philip King (Head of Centre)
We’ll be in touch again soon, but meanwhile – stay safe!!
Simon Thomas Chair of South Derbyshire Music Trust Please direct all replies to: email@example.com.
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