Wow! What a Fantastic Feat of Endurance! by Ben Croombs

Wow! What a Fantastic Feat of Endurance! by Ben Croombs

On 13th July, in the picturesque town of Bakewell, all was still and calm as 1,000 runners slept soundly in their tents and campervans. That was until, at 5am sharp, the Public Address System sounded. “Wakey wakey runners! Today is the day. It’s the Peak District...

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Summer Tour to Holland & Belgium

Summer Tour to Holland & Belgium

In July, the Senior Wind Band and Jazz Orchestra embarked on a tour to Belgium & Holland. The Friends subsidised the cost of everyone’s tour, ensured no-one missed out due to financial limits AND paid for everyone’s excursions! It is, by far, the Friends’ greatest...

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Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

As expected, funding continues to be under pressure. However, the level of reserves is kept regularly under review. Receipts for the year were just over £11,000, which was over £2,000 down on last year. This could in part be explained by the fact that last year’s...

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Chairman’s Report 2019

Chairman’s Report 2019

David Constantine sent his Chairman’s report to all FERYO members in advance of the AGM. Within, he thanked everyone who had supported the fundraising work of the Friends over the past year. He highlighted some of the main events, for example, the annual Jazz &...

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Music Service 2019 Report

Music Service 2019 Report

This year has got off to a good start despite the large number of Year 13 leavers last year. Looking back over the last year there were some memorable performances by some wonderfully talented young musicians. The Youth Orchestra gave their first performance of the...

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Off they go again!

Off they go again!

On 18th July, members of the Senior Wind Band and Youth Jazz Orchestra will be piling onto the Hull - Zeebrugge ferry on the first leg of their journey of this year’s tour to Belgium and Holland. There’s a lot of ‘high quality’ planned - high quality youth hostel...

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The Friends Jazz & Quiz Night raises just over £800

The Friends Jazz & Quiz Night raises just over £800

Sunday 5th May was a great success, if the positive, parting comments of audience members were anything to go by. As always, the Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Rachael Dixon, played impressively. And the Friends organised a fantastic buffet. The quiz challenged in...

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25 years old and stronger than ever!

25 years old and stronger than ever!

On Saturday 27th April, the concert hall at Longcroft Upper School was reverberating to the sounds of music being played by the massed ensemble of current and past members of the East Riding Senior Wind Band and Percussion Ensembles in celebration of 25 years since...

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Summer Tour to Sorrento

Summer Tour to Sorrento

The East Riding Youth Orchestra and Youth Singers went on tour to Sorrento last July. Here is a report on the tour written by Charles Fish, of the Youth Singers. FERYO was once again able to subsidise the Youth Orchestra and Youth Singers’ tour, this year to Sorrento....

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Music Service 2018 Report

Music Service 2018 Report

Peter Walker, Deputy Head of the East Riding Schools’ Music Service, referred to another very busy year for all of the ensembles who took part in 15 concerts in various locations from the Hexagon to Bridlington Spa and even the Royal Albert Hall....

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