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MTYM May 2022 Newsletter

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The MTYM Centre young musicians have all worked extremely hard this half-term polishing their BBC Ten Pieces repertoire. Rehearsals will continue until July 19th 2022. Please note however, there will be no rehearsal during half-term, Tuesday May 31st 2022.

Save the date!

Tuesday June 21st is Make Music Day!  Make Music Day is a huge celebration of music making around the world on June 21st every year; this year we are opening our rehearsal room for family and friends to come and watch, listen, join in and have fun making live music together.

Recruitment!

Please continue to encourage all your musical friends to come along to MTYM Centre, it’s free and open to all, with music to suit beginners to advanced young musicians.

See our new poster on the MTCBC website along with a new electronic registration form:

Extra-Curricular | Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music Registration Form | Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

We are nearly at the end of our first term back at MTYM Centre with just 1 rehearsal left on Tuesday April 5th 2022, 4.15pm-5.15pm. Our new home, The Redhouse, has been a welcoming venue with plenty of space and great acoustics.

The young musicians have all worked extremely hard this term playing music from the BBC Ten Pieces repertoire: Dr Who, Winter, Mambo and Mars. Here’s a link to the BBC Ten Pieces website, here you can listen to the pieces and download backing tracks if you’d like to play along!

Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (original theme by Ron Grainer) - BBC Teach

Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Winter’ from ‘The Four Seasons’, Allegro non molto (1st mvt) - BBC Teach

Leonard Bernstein - ‘Mambo’ from Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story' - BBC Teach

KS2: Gustav Holst - ‘Mars’ from ‘The Planets’ - BBC Teach

We are planning a public performance at the end of the summer term, the exact date and venue is yet to be confirmed, we will update you next term. Please continue to encourage all your musical friends to come along to MTYM Centre, it’s free and open to all; we have music to suit beginners to advanced young musicians, everyone is welcome!

Recently, one of our advanced players, Michael (Clarinet) , attended NYO Inspire 2022 and had an amazing time:

Last week I attended a course run by the National Youth Orchestra, that looked to inspire musicians to further interest in music, and to improve their music-playing.  I was very inspired, playing great pieces with great musicians from all over the country and being tutored by a professional clarinettist, and it was all free!  One of the pieces we played was Harry Potter, and the tutor conducting it had played the music for the films!  It sounded great in our performance.  I would encourage all music-makers to keep on working hard so you can get similar opportunities. 

Thanks a lot for nominating me,

Michael.

The 2023 application information below is from NYO, we encourage young musicians of the appropriate standard required to apply.

Many thanks for your continued support of the Music Sevice and Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music

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