There are a number of changes to the timings of rehearsals on both the 3rd and 10th of December. This is to maximise the rehearsal times for all groups in the theatre prior to their Christmas concerts.

Please read the following information carefully.

Saturday 3 December

The following groups will rehearse as normal at Medina College in the morning:
Music Centre String Orchestra
IOW Youth Orchestra
Music Centre Foundation Band
Music Centre Wind Band
IOW Youth Wind Band
There will be NO theory session

Other groups will rehearse as follows at Medina Theatre in preparation for the evenings performance:

3.30 – 4.00 IOW Youth Choir
4.00 – 4.30 IOW Adult Choir
4.30 – 5.15 Stage Band
5:00 – 6.40 Beginner and Junior string groups (5:00 – 6:00 Leisure Centre, 6:00 – 6:40 Theatre)
5.15 – 6.00 Recorder groups
7.00 Concert

The concert for these groups will then begin at 7.00 at Medina Theatre. Please can we ask string and recorders players to bring a packed tea and a drink to have between the rehearsal and concert. This will be the last session this term for both choirs, recorders and beginner and junior string players.

Saturday 10 December

There will be NO Saturday morning rehearsals at Medina College for any groups. There will be NO theory session

Rehearsals for groups playing in the second concert will be as follows at Medina Theatre:
2.00 – 2.40 Music Centre Wind Band
2.40 – 3.10 Music Centre Wind Band and IOW Youth Wind Band joint rehearsal
3.10 – 3.45 IOW Youth Wind Band
2.30 – 3.30 IOW Youth Orchestra (Conference Room at Medina Theatre)
3.50 – 4.10 IOW Youth Orchestra, Percussion – Toy Symphony rehearsal
4.10 – 5.00 IOW Youth Orchestra and wind players from IOW Youth Wind Band, Music Centre String Orchestra for full orchestral items
5.00 – 6.00 Music Centre String Orchestra
6.00 – 6.30 Foundation Wind Band
7.00 Concert

The concert for these groups will then begin at 7.00 at Medina Theatre. Please can MC String Orchestra players bring along a packed tea and drink for between the rehearsal and concert. Please can we suggest Foundation Wind Band players have their tea before the concert.

Unless we have suggested your child brings a packed tea or is involved with the last rehearsal session on both days we will assume your child will be collected and taken home between the rehearsal and concert. If you would prefer your child to remain at the theatre please can you let Matt know so you child can be supervised. Alternatively, if you are happy for your child to go into Newport between the rehearsal and concert can you again please let Matt know. All musicians should be back at the theatre no later than 6.40.

Concert Dress for both performances:

Girls: White blouse, black skirt or trousers, black shoes
Boys: White shirt, black trousers, black shoes


10 December will be the last session of the term for groups taking part in this second concert.


Tickets may be purchased in advance from Medina Theatre ( / 823884) or on the night. The cost of tickets is:
£8 adults
£4 students
£20 family ticket, 2 adults and 2 children

Rehearsals for all groups begin again on Saturday 7 January at their usual times.

You can download A PDF copy of this letter if you wish to print it for reference.

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