Dear Parents and Guardians,
The last musical extravaganza of the academic year will shortly be upon us with the Summer Concerts on Sunday 10th July 2016.
The Friends of BAYOC are asking for your support to make this an enjoyable event for all:
Can you or your child commit to just 1 hour to help support us on one of the Friends’ stalls?
There are plenty to choose from across the six hours of the concerts:
o second hand book stall
o guess the number of notes
o teas, coffees and cold drinks
o BBQ, and
o hook a duck
o ice lollies (weather permitting).
o ping pong jars
o Brahms bear’s cousin raffle
o lucky lollipops
o children’s tombola
o adult tombola
2. In return we will give you a free food and drink voucher for the BBQ. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis for your time and stall preference. Please either return the attached slip with your preferences to your musical director or it would be great if you could sign up directly through volunteer spot (http://vols.pt/vdmQCG). You will find performance timings for the ensembles on the 2nd page of this letter to help you decide what times you could help us.
Can you donate one or more of the following?
o An item suitable for the adult tombola
o An item suitable for any aged child for the children’s tombola
o An item you would wish to win in a raffle
o Second hand books
o Shop bought cakes and biscuits for us to put on the refreshments stall
All donations can be given to your musical director at one of the weekly rehearsals or brought directly to the concert hall. We thank you for your help and support and look forward to welcoming you to a fun packed musical day. Yours,
Paul Lock (Treasurer)
In This News Letter
Crafts and Music 2016
Dawkes Woodwind Discount Reminder
Grade 1 Challenge
100 Club Winners
Crafts and Music
The 2016 Crafts and Music Event will be held at Queen Mary’s College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke on Sunday 10th July 2016 between 11am and 5 pm. In the evening there will also be a concert with the opportunity to picnic with the performers during the interval.
We will be asking for help with this event, so please put the date in your diaries now and let any crafters you know who may be in interested in having a stall.
Please ask your conductors for a poster if you can display it at work or community space.
Discounts for WoodWind and Brass at Dawkes 3-6%
Quote Code 631291
A reminder: We have negotiated to provide members a discount. Once registered you will get the discount every-time by phone, online or in person atDAWKES of Maidenhead. They will register the code to your name and address for future purchases.
Grade 1 Challenge
We are going to run a Grade 1 Sponsored Challenge, in association with Trinity College London. Open to Parents and members, We would like you to sign up to learn an instrument (or a new instrument) and in February 2017, you will take a full Trinity College, Grade 1 examination at Queen Mary’s College. Trinity are waiving 50% of the examination fee, and as usual, you will get a full report of the examination, and a Trinity College certificate.
Register your interest here http://www.bayo-hampshire.org.uk/grade-1-challenge/
I think you will all agree the performances at the Anvil Concert were superb this year.
We received this tweet of congratulations from the Mayor who attended. ( Open Image to View)
We have once again recorded this concert and will be producing a £10 CD set, which is available to purchase by pre-order from your conductor. Programmes sales were down this year as we sold only 208. Both these products are produced as mementos and priced to cover costs.
We had the largest number of volunteers helping us out this year and are very grateful for their support. It really does make the process easier with more people. This was the first time we have really had sufficient helpers.
100 Club Winners ( open image to view )
We awarded over £7,000 of prizes to members in the first three years. You can join using the information found here.
The 2 groups provided an excellent varied musical performance to the audience in All Saints Church, Basingstoke.
The award winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet is emerging as one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics. Winners of the 2015 Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the quartet has gone on to win several prizes including the Tunnell Trust 2014, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund 2015 and will be Park Lane Group Artists for the 2016 season.
Huw Wiggin – Soprano saxophone
Ellie Mcmurray – Alto saxophone
Jose Manuel Bañuls – Tenor saxophone
Shevaughan Beere – Baritone saxophone ( Former BAYO ensemble member)
Some great great soloists from BAYWO this evening.... The orchestra was also on top form
We hope everyone enjoyed the 2 concerts yesterday and we would like to extend our thanks to those who helped with the organisation of the day.
The raffle raised £273.29
Refreshments raised 288.74
There will be 4 new members in the next 100 club draw which this quarter raised £750.
4 People took Sainsburys Cards - we earn £4 for every £100 they spend at Sainsburys using the card at NO Extra cost.
2 people have signed up to make savings on purchases signing up through our TopCashBack link for which we receive at least £7.50 referral fee per person.
Sainsburys cards can be requested from your conductor at rehearsals, You can join the 100 club, make a donation or become a member of our charity here
If you know a crafter please direct them to our www.craftsandmusic.co.uk website as we are signing up stall holders now for next summer.
If you would like to come to the concert mentioned which is at the Anvil on 6th February 2016 in aid of the Royal British Legion the link is here
Our Christmas concerts at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke were filled with parents eager to hear their children perform. We hope you enjoyed the deep notes of the new Bass Drum the charity has just purchased for our percussion section. We have also purchased over a £1,000 of new music folders to protect the musical scores.
We told the audience how they could help us raise money for the charity supporting the Orchestras and choirs.
The links to our Sainsburys Card ( we earn a percentage of your spend) charity membership and 100 club are here.
(Ask your conductor for a Sainsburys card and follow the link to register it.)
Please use TopCashBack to get cashback on Your personal purchases. Use our link to join and our charity earns an introduction fee.
You still get all your cashback - we only earn the introduction fee. You can easily save £100s per year..
Here is the TopCashBack dashboard of one of our members showing total Cashback in the last year.
We made the draw at the Afternoon Christmas Concert. Open the images in your browser if you cannot view this email to see the winners names and prize allocation in the photos.
We're using VolunteerSpot to sign up helpers for our Christmas Concerts
Please sign up for Sunday 6th December 2015Concerts!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page onVolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/DudcUM
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Concert Details Here http://www.bayo-hampshire.org.uk/events-page/
Sainsburys Everyday Fundraising.
Use an everyday fundraising card. It will cost you nothing extra when you shop, and Sainsbury's will donate 4% of your spend to our charity. Ask your conductor for a card.
Discount for Woodwind and Brass 3-6% at Dawkes Woodwind and Brass
Once registered you will get the discount everytime by phone, online or in person atDAWKES of Maidenhead. They will register the code to your name and address for future purchases.
Please print off and return the form is you wish to order a CD of the 2015 Anvil Concert.