Youth, Music Centre and Foundation Wind Band Parents,

Please can everyone aim to arrive by 9.30 this Saturday,
heading straight for the

The preparations for our National Festival of Music for Youth entry ‘Mazama’ are going well, and we are on target to record this coming Saturday (11th Feb).

Dress for the morning is all black (or as dark as possible) for band players, black bottoms and a brightly coloured top for bell stick players. Casual clothes are fine!

We will video our performance after break, and will be finished by 12.30 as normal. I’m sure a number of you will then be staying on for the Jazz Workshop at 1.00 and will want to bring a packed lunch. If you haven’t heard about the Jazz Workshops, they are open to any player of Grade 4 and above and sound a fantastic opportunity. 

For the recording bell stick players can choose to have their faces painted too, any volunteer helpers would be much appreciated!

Once our video recording is complete it will be submitted to Music for Youth, probably via YouTube so you’ll all be able to see it! It will be the end of April before we hear if we have been invited to progress to the finals, held in Birmingham between 4th and 8th July. We’ll let you know as soon as we can.

If you’d like to find out more about the National Festival please go to
In the mean time thank you again for your support and a big WELL DONE to everyone for working so hard!!

Best wishes
Ruth Allen (Youth Band Conductor)

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