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23 February 2018 I have recently received my copy of the CD of the above concert. It really is a joy to listen to and makes me realise how lucky we are as grandparents to have family living in the Bromley area. Without that our grandson would not have had the benefit of such excellent tuition and experience which hopefully will lead to even better things when he moves on later this year. Despite that we will be happy to continue our support as patrons of BYMT as it must continue to provide such excellent service to the community.
I lent the CD to a friend who provides a report for the local paper of the events of the local music society, and I thought you would like to see his comments :-
" I have just finished listening to a CD of your memorable concert of 2 July 2017. I must say I was amazed at the standard of playing particularly in Tchaikovsky’s very demanding Pathétique Symphony.
You must be very proud of your young players. I only wish Chipping Sodbury Town Hall was big enough to accommodate you all for a future concert.
With very best wishes
Chipping Sodbury Music Society."
14 November 2017 What an amazing weekend of music! Big thanks to you, Mr Rowe and everyone involved starting with the brass performance masterclass on Friday, Saturday band rehearsals (pretty much all day I think for my three), a fabulous BYCB/XBY concert at Ravens Wood in the evening, on Sunday a very moving chamber brass group at Beckenham Memorial for Remembrance parade and finishing up at the Southbank Centre later in the day for the London Jazz Festival. What a wonderful experience for our young people (and their parents!). Thank you all for attending and supporting – and Len too, always great to see him. I feel it’s a great privilege for us all to be involved with BYMT – and for me, personally, a real sense that this is all drawing to a close too fast!!
from Pickhurst Infant Academy
13 June 2017 INFANT SONG FESTIVAL
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and everyone else that made the Infant Song Festival last week such a success. The Pickhurst children absolutely loved the whole morning. They were buzzing with excitement when we got back to school and they're still talking about it! It's lovely to see them so enthused about music. I only wish I could have brought the whole choir.
20 March 2017 What a wonderful evening! It was terrific to hear such great performances and really special to see all the children playing together in the finale. Very uplifting! We are delighted to be able to support BYMT. Thank you very much for inviting us and see you soon.
from Bromley Youth Concert Band
20 March 2017 What a terrific weekend! As always, a massive thank you to you and your team for all the organisation, scheduling, practice and general bringing together of so many young people enjoying their music. It was great to have the Canadians on board and I thought the Royal Corp of Engineers rehearsal on Sunday was exceptional.
from Pops Band
20 March 2017 I attended the concert last night as I currently have two sons in POPS Band. Can you please pass on my thanks to the entire staff of BYMT for all the hard work they do that we as parents don't see, such as preparation of pieces in addition to all the office work. Amazed how well the Canadians merged with our bands considering they lack of rehearsals.
from Wickham Common Primary School
20 March 2017 Just a quick THANK YOU for inviting Rachel and I to yesterday afternoon's BIG BLOW concert. We both enjoyed it and were proud that ten WC pupils were involved, several of whom are yet to play their instruments in a school concert. I loved hearing the young musicians play so well together and sit so beautifully on the stage both as they were playing and also as part of a first half audience. In our whole school assembly this morning a talked about the concert with its variety of music as well as how proud we are of the children involved. I have a programme which I plan to laminate and display on our Music 'What's on' board. I am hoping that some of these players will join the Junior Band and become full time members.
Well done to everyone for making this such an amazing experience for these young instrumentalists.
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