ABRSM Exams cancelled due to COVID-19

ABRSM Exams cancelled due to COVID-19

The Associated Board has made the following statement :  “Further to the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday evening, we have decided to suspend all music exams in the UK and Ireland from Wednesday 18 March until further notice”.  As a result there will be no...

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Forthcoming Rehearsals and Concerts cancelled due to COVID-19

Forthcoming Rehearsals and Concerts cancelled due to COVID-19

In light of the changing circumstances around Covid-19 we have, after much discussion, taken the decision to cancel the Spring concert on Sunday 22nd March and the Youth Orchestra concert on Saturday 28th March.  We have also taken the decision to cancel all ensemble...

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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 AGM Report

Treasurer’s AGM 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 AGM Report 2019

Chairman’s AGM 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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National Concert Band Festival

National Concert Band Festival

On Sunday 17th November, the Senior Wind Band and Youth Jazz Orchestra travelled over to Oldham for this festival. No strangers to this event, but as always at this early stage of the year, both ensembles had to contend with a fair change of personnel having lost many...

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Percussionists Perform Perfectly

Percussionists Perform Perfectly

It was a very early start to catch the 5am coach from the Hexagon - the time an absolute necessity in order to reach the Royal Albert Hall for a sound check at 12.00 and a concert at 1.00pm. The East Riding Senior Percussion Ensemble had been selected from hundreds of...

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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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