Thank you to all musicians and their families and friends who attended and helped with the concert and donated raffle prizes. We had good attendance again and would like to thank Kevin Godbold for raising our profile in the local press and radio. Thanks also to Rosemary and David Harrison who again sponsored the church hire fee. We raised £564 from the ticket sales and raffle.
Our musical theme for spring and summer 2020 is ‘Music from the British Isles’.
Spring Term Events
The main event this term is ‘A Fenland Musical Showcase’ on 21st March at St Peter’s Church, March. March Can’t Sing Choir will also be performing, with FMCA providing the musical accompaniment to a few pieces. This event is designed to showcase instrumental talent in March and at FMCA. Any soloist wishing to play should speak to Beth or Ceri.
A free playing workshop is being held between 4pm and 6pm for training orchestra players with an open invitation for any orchestral musicians from March to join in. There is also a chance to try out a selection of orchestral instruments from 3 – 4pm. Please see the poster on our website for details and promote it where you can. We hope that more musicians from March will be inspired to join us at FMCA to build numbers in our musical groups.
Please can you help?
As you know, FMCA is a volunteer run charity and we always need more practical help. We would like assistance with the following if you can spare the time:
Tuck Shop sessions 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Helping with the tuck shop involves setting out the tuck, making a few teas and coffees and taking money for tuck at breaktime when the Training Orchestra finishes at 7.15pm and/or other groups finish at 8.15pm. If you are able to occasionally help with this, please speak to Nyree or Harriet or Sophie.
Ideas for Fundraising and help to organise and run any events
To help us generate the income to cover costs without raising fees we are hoping some adults and young people will come up with ideas for fundraising & social events. Please email FMCA or speak to Nyree, Maxine or Harriet if you can help with a fundraising social event.
Are you working for a company, or know someone, that might sponsor an event or donate to us? Please tell us so that we can write to them to ask if they are interested in helping out.
Saturday 21st March
A Fenland Youth Musical Showcase, St Peter’s Church, March
Sunday 26th April
Concert Band play in the Market Square, March at St George’s Fayre
June Concert with Guildenburg Choir at St Peter’s Church, March
June Rotary Concert at St Peter’s Church, March (All FMCA groups) 7pm
Saturday 4th July
Coffee Concert at St Peter’s Church, March (Recorder Consort) 11am
Sunday 5th July
Summer Music at West End Park Bandstand 2 – 4pm
FMCA Spring & Summer Events 2020
Saturday 20th June – Concert with Guildenburg Choir @ St Peter’s Church, High St, March
For Intermediate Orchestra (& Community members), Training Orchestra & Recorder Consort
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Rehearsal for Intermediate Orchestra & Guildenburgh Choir
Concert with Orchestras, Recorders and Guildenburgh Choir
Saturday 27th June – FMCA Rotary Concert @ St Peter’s Church, March
Friday 26th June – FMCA session @ St Peter’s Church, March for concert practise. For all FMCA Groups Please donate items for the raffle.
Saturday 4th July – Coffee Concert@ St Peter’s Church, High Street, March
For Recorder Consort
Sunday 5th July – Summer music @ West End Park Bandstand
For Concert Band, Swing Band, Recorder Consort & Wind Ensemble
Some of the images below from our Family Learning Music Festival held on the 9th and 16th of October. We were so pleased to see so many people come and “have a go”. A total of 34 people got to play in our first “Hands on Harps” sessions alone! It was wonderful to see completely new people and families come along and give a new instrument a go!