Term 4 Newsletter

Hello everyone.

Term dates:

Term 4 is a short one for the Kapiti Music Centre. Our 30 lessons are all completed for the year the week of Monday 14th – Thursday 17th November.

For those who have lessons on Mondays, there will be a replacement lesson on Monday 21st November for Labour Day. Usual time and place at KPAC.

Concert Day – Saturday 19th November. See below for more details.

KMC Concerts

Some of our KMC students joined the Kapiti Youth Orchestra for a local concert on Sunday 25th September at St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki.

It was a wonderful afternoon, and we are all so very proud of our fabulous musicians that participated. If anyone took photos, could you send them to admin@kapitimusiccentre.org.nz. I would love to see them.

I would like to thank Merrick Stein for conducting our musicians and getting us sounding great. Also, a personal thank you to the KMC tutors that put in extra time and effort towards our talented kids and getting them ready for the day.

Also, if you were given a KMC t-shirt, can you please return it to your tutor if you haven’t already. Many thanks.

Saturday 19th November

This is our big Concert Day at the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre where all the students get to perform for all whanau. Everyone is welcome so please spread the word amongst our community.

This is what we have been working towards all year. Like the KMC slogan states – LEARN – PLAY – PERFORM.

This is a great opportunity to showcase our work we have achieved throughout the year and if someone you know is interested in learning, please see the timetable below and come and check us out.

The timetable is as follows:

Sir Jon Trimmer Room                         M1 Music class

10 am – Jill’s keyboards                     10.15 am – Cello’s
11.00 am – Yemma’s keyboards         11.00 am – Ukuleles
11.30 am – Introduction to Music      11.30 am – Saxophones
12.00 pm – Recorders                         12.15 pm – Ensemble/Violins
1.30 pm – Drums/Percussion              1.30 pm – Beginner guitars
4.00 pm – Glee Club                            2.15 pm – Intermediate guitars
5.00 pm – KMC Band                          3.00 pm – Senior guitars

• Please turn up at least 15 minutes before your time and someone will be there to guide you to the right space.

• Your tutor will have more information if you require it so please contact them directly.

• Entrance is free but a koha towards the KMC would be very much appreciated.

Instrument Hire:

For those who hired an instrument for 2022, I will be at KPAC on Tuesday 22nd November from 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm for you to return your instrument. Upstairs in P2 at KPAC.

For our records, please inform me if you have returned it to your tutor after the concert.

For those who are returning to KMC next year, we offer Summer Hire for those wishing to hold on to their instrument. There is a charge of $40.00.

Please contact me if you are interested in Summer Hire. admin@kapitimusiccentre.org.nz

Enrolment for 2023:

Please feel free to enrol for next year via our website. I highly recommend getting in early as classes get full very quickly. Especially drums and keyboards.

Enrolment Form

A tutor will be in touch mid-February with class times and more information.

First lessons begin week beginning 27th February 2023 at KPAC.

2023 Enrolment Days:

Saturday 11th February at Kapiti College 10.30 am – 12.00.

Monday 13th February at Kapiti College 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm.

Come along and meet the tutors and ask questions you might have about KMC.

Warm regards everyone and thank you for another successful and enjoyable year of music. A big shout out to Sonia, Jason, and Tony Kane for supporting the KMC and many other people behind the scenes. I can’t stress enough how fortunate we are to hold our lessons at Te Raukura Ki Kapiti.

Amanda Kemp