Now in our 34th Year
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, 4th March 2023 at Chiswick School. Reports were made by the Treasurer and by the Chairman. The Accounts for the year to July 2022 were reviewed and agreed. The meeting then appointed a Committee for the year to end July 2023. The Committee members and their roles is listed under 'About' or by clicking here.
Chiswick Saturday Music Centre first opened its doors in 1989, which means that next academic year will be our 35th year of operation. A massive thanks is due to everyone who taught, volunteered and helped run CSMC over the last 34 years.
Whilst things have certainly changed over the years, CSMC has stuck to its core philosophy of teaching its students to learn and participate in playing music for their and others enjoyment.
Despite hardships - particularly covid and lockdowns - we continue to thrive and hope to do so, with your support and help, for many years to come.
Term dates for 2023 are:
The first half term runs from 7th January to 4th February
The half term break is 11th and 18th February
The second half term is 25th February to 25th March
Although our timetable is almost full we still have a few lesson slots available, particularly for violin and woodwind (saxophone, clarinet and flute). We maintain a waiting list for all instruments so if you're interested in learning to play or want to pick up where you left your musical journey, then do drop us a note by emailing CSMC on email@example.com.
As always, we continue to need more volunteers to help out at reception on Saturday mornings and to help the Committee ensure the smooth running of CSMC - either 9:10 to 11:00 or 11:15 to 12:45. If you are able to help us in any way then please contact the CSMC Committee and help to ensure CSMC is still around to celebrate its 50th year!
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can help others experience the joy of learning and playing music by making a donation to CSMC by clicking on the link below.
In December, CSMC held it's annual Christmas Concert. In total around 50 students performed either solo or in one of our groups, watched by an audience of almost 100 parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends. A selection of photographs of the performances can be found in our Gallery or by clicking here.
Many thanks are due to Bob Broadley and Mike Reeman who compered the proceedings, and to all our teachers for their hard work in preparing our students for the big day. Thanks are also due to all our parents, volunteers and helpers on the day and throughout the term and to everyone in the audience for their enthusiastic support and for joining in to Rudolph during our grand finale. But most of all a huge thank you to our students for their hard work in preparing for the day and their excellent performances at the concert.
Finally, the CSMC Committee would like to offer all our current and past teachers, students, their parents or guardians and all volunteers a hearty thank you for all your dedication, enthusiasm and effort over the last 33 years.