Last Blog ever ….. for this week at least !

Hey everybody !

Sorry this post is a bit long – but I thought it best to get a bunch of things covered in one go, then we can all get on with our contributions to kick off the next term with a bang.   So here goes ….

Please read this all the way through. …. and if there’s stuff you need to do, please make sure it gets done !


Manx Passion : The last performance for MSE went down really well – even if the audience didn’t clap much ( I guess they were cold too ).  After battling the sea-wind on the field, the enclosed quad was a blessed relief, and the acoustics were brilliant.  Jan and crew were really appreciative, so another job well done everyone.

Ballasalla / Rehearsals : I’m still waiting to hear back from the headmistress on the details, but I expect us to make a contribution to their evening of music on Weds the 7th May.  There are no rehearsals on either Mon 21st or Mon 28th April.   This means that we’ll hold a single big rehearsal (only David will be away) on Monday the 5th May, then be ready to play 2 days later.

Balancing the Band : As you know, we’ve been tenor-light for quite a while now.  I’ve ordered a tenor sax for Michael to use, and expect it to arrive late May.  It’ll give us a bit of much-needed flexibility in our line-up.  @ Michael, can you please go ahead with getting yourself a mouthpiece before 6th May, as we may need you on tenor sooner rather than later, and in the meanwhile I can bring my tenor along for you to use in rehearsals etc.

New Term : Starts officially on 28th April so we’ll obviously start one week later.  Please make sure to bring your £25 subs on the 5th May.  @ Chris – this doesn’t apply to you.  Let’s see how the term goes and if at the end you’re feeling generous, then you can make a contribution later 🙂

Transcriptions : I need to receive your completed transcriptions by 5th May, to allow me to work on them for the start of the next term.   On my outstanding list are … Ben, Michael, Matt & Jas.  Susie is doing ‘Ja-Da’ on Kyras behalf – thanks.

Tynwald Day – I’ll make enquiries with the Tynwald team to check if we can play, but for the moment we can assume this is on.

Patrick Church – Friday July 18th – This is set to be our big concert of the summer !  On the run-up and until after TT, we’ll have to do without Kyra as she’s studying or some-such waste of time 🙂 … It’s an opportunity for everyone else to up their game a little, and keep the band productive and up-beat.  Please bear with us, and make sure you do your bit to keep the music fresh, and we’ll put on a great show.


There are a few outstanding actions from last term, including changes to bank stuff, concert opportunities to chase down, leaflets to print etc.  I’ll get in touch with the relevant folks separately, and we’ll have a team heads-up when we return next term.

Enjoy your Easter break, and we’ll meet again on the 5th !

Cheers Jem








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