I can’t believe we are already at the end of another term, and what a term it has been! Violetta visited primary schools in Halton and Warrington (thanks, Accent Music Hub for all your support!), we have welcomed young people from the Music in Secondary Schools Trust and taken our students to London to visit them, we’ve explored the science of music in our schools and family concerts, our Junior Middle School Brass Ensemble have played for schools in Tameside, we have hosted the Greater Manchester String Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble and we’ve completed phase one of our Music in Residence projects in Salford. Phew! Been a busy one! But as ever, we’re so grateful to our colleagues in our local Music Education Hubs and all our partners who help us to make sure our projects go where they are needed.
It’s been a big term at Chets – in case some of you don’t know yet, we have appointed Tom Redmond as our new Director of Music and we’re very much looking forward to working with him in the coming months and years. That’s not to say it won’t be sad to see Steve Threlfall finish in his current role as Director of Music. One of those times you feel happy and sad all at the same time!
Next year there is loads to look out for. In March we are Voyaging Around the World in our schools and family concert, then in May One of our Shoes is Missing. Look out for our relaxed concert especially for SEND schools in June and we can’t wait to take the schools concerts to Cumbria in July. You can Come and Sing in February at our vocal weekend and join in all things saxophonic at the Sax Day in March. We’ll be in 4 Salford primary schools delivering CPD and creative workshops from January. You can always contact us if you want to get involved on firstname.lastname@example.org or keep you eye on the website.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2019.
Emma, Catherine and all the Outreach team at Chets