JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

FUNDRAISING @ CHRISTMAS
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our annual Christmas fundraising campaign. The Christmas Concert raised around £900 and The Santa Tour around local supermarkets approximately £2,200. An excellent effort all round – congratulations and many thanks to all who contributed their time.

SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2018
It is many years since subscriptions were increased and we want to keep Concord financially accessible to all but have decided to amend our rates. From 1st January 2018 Membership subscriptions will be £10 per calendar month. This will apply to both AllStars and the Senior Ensemble. If a Member is in both groups there is no additional subscription. This represents great value as it includes use of all the equipment, tuition by talented volunteers, costumes and the annual AllStars T-shirt. Many of you already pay by standing order and we would ask that you make the necessary adjustments with your bank. It is preferable that standing orders be used (forms can be obtained at rehearsal) but we will still accept cash at rehearsals if you really insist. Payment is due even if a rehearsal is missed. Concord and your children can benefit further if you are a UK tax payer and are prepared to Gift Aid your £10 per month. It costs you no more but the taxman will refund the tax you have paid on those £10’s to Concord. If these arrangements cause any problems please speak to Roger Steele in confidence about the Reg Crisp Memorial Fund.

CONCORD PARENTS’ MEETING
There will be a general meeting of all parents of both Concord AllStars and the Senior Ensemble at Croft House on Saturday 3rd February at 10.30 am. The aim is to look at the forthcoming activities for the Concord organisation and to look at areas where parents can offer help and assistance to the organisation.

“SENIORS” RE-BRANDING COMING SOON
Watch out for news very soon of a re-branding and re-naming exercise for our Senior Performance Ensemble plus, hopefully, details of a few different gigs this summer. We’re always looking for new members on brass, rhythm section and dance – please spread the word.

INDOOR MUSIC GAMES 2018
As part of the 2018 IMG circuit, CONCORD will sponsor our own event - IMG South Yorkshire at Ecclesfield School on Saturday 28th April. Further details to follow including how YOU can help as a volunteer.

ALLSTARS PROVISIONAL CALENDAR 2018
The full list of all rehearsals and performance dates will be published in early January 2018. Winter rehearsals will continue at Croft House with outdoor rehearsals (after Easter) at King Edward VII or Tapton Schools.

ALLSTARS CONTEST SCHEDULE
Subject to final confirmation, the following is the list of contests to be attended by Concord AllStars in 2018 when we will put our new show “Under Pressure” in front of judges and audiences :
Sunday 17th June BYBA and DCUK at Barnsley
Sunday 15th July DCUK at Leicester
Sunday 8th September BYBA at Birmingham
Saturday 22nd September DCUK Finals at Widnes
Saturday 6th October BYBA Finals at Worcester

OTHER ALLSTARS GIGS will include : Woodseats Festival, Hope Wakes Parade, Children’s University Awards and Fun Festival. Details to follow.

CONCORD CLOTHING
Traditional hoodies in dark navy with Concord on the front £18 adult sizes, £15 children sizes.
Dark navy “zoodies” (with full front zip) with Concord on the rear, £18 adult sizes, £15 child sizes.
Soft shell jackets in navy, waterproof, breathable fabric with Concord on the rear, AllStars on the front, with choice of section title if wanted £38 adult sizes, £26/£29 child, depending on size.
Also available women’s fit soft shell jacket as above but with shaped panels for styled fitting and interchangeable collar system £38 adult.
All prices approximate, pending any New Year increases.

ALLSTARS TENTH ANNIVERSARY.
2018 will mark the tenth anniversary of the formation of Concord AllStars. Watch out for some special celebratory events and surprises.

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