Welcome to the Summer Term
Welcome to the Summer Term

Welcome back to Coda for the Summer Term – we hope you enjoyed a relaxing Easter break.We have an exciting term ahead as we continue to celebrate Coda’s 25th Anniversary across the year – and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. We are bringing back our social events in the Coda cafe this term and will be holding a music quiz at The Amberwood. Find out how you can get involved in all of this below.JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE PLATINUM JUBILEE!We are delighted that funding has been awarded to Coda by the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, Coda is creating a new multi-instrumental ‘Jubilee Jam Band’ to be led by Stuart Jebbitt and we need your help!We are looking for volunteer musicians from among our regular social music ensembles and students to learn some popular, classic songs from the last 70 years and perform (acoustically) in our local community. To be part of the project you will need to attend up to 3 rehearsal sessions (on Friday mornings from 10am – 12pm on 29th April, 6th & 13th May) and have availability to perform a series of gigs leading up to the Jubilee weekend (daytimes in the last two weeks of May, dates and times TBC).  The Jubilee Jam Band will be performing to people with little opportunity to experience live music and we hope to perform in outdoor settings at residential care homes, disability day care centres, hospices and special schools across the area.The Jubilee Jam Band is about celebrating and engaging, so volunteers will be expected to dress-up and immerse themselves fully into the Jubilee spirit! Filming will be taking place at the gigs, so you will also need to consent to being filmed and this footage being shared.  If you would like to take part and join our Jubilee Jam Band, please let us know. Get in touch on 01425 276161 or email contact@coda.org.uk or tell Stuart so that he can advise us of your interest.

We look forward to hearing from you. CODA JUBILEE MUSIC QUIZ

at The Amberwood InnThursday 26th May7.30pmTeams up to max 6£5 per person (includes quiz, nibbles & raffle ticket)

The Amberwood Inn will be holding a Jubilee Music Quiz in support of Coda Music Trust on Thursday 26th May.This year marks 25 years of Coda Music Trust, as well as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee so, to celebrate, the quiz will feature questions with a Jubilee or anniversary theme. Quizmasters Marina and Phil will host, with music questions from across genres and decades. Tickets are £5, which will include the quiz, nibbles and a raffle ticket. There will be a raffle draw during the quiz. Teams of up to a maximum of 6 are recommended and there will be a cash prize for the winning team.Please come along and enjoy a fun night at the pub whilst raising valuable funds for a worthwhile local charity! We can’t guarantee spaces on the door on the night, so please purchase your tickets in advance, as this also helps The Amberwood to know expected numbers.Tickets are available to buy from The Amberwood Inn. You can either pop in or contact them directly on 01425 272627.We look forward to seeing you there!SUMMER TERM INVOICES Invoices for the Summer Term were emailed/sent out in the week commencing 28th March. If you have not yet received yours, please contact Amie in the office, who can re-send any missing invoices.

BANK HOLIDAY REMINDERA reminder that the early May bank holiday falls on Monday 2nd May, so there are no lessons, groups, etc. on that day. The Spring bank holiday (2nd June) and Jubilee bank holiday (3rd June) both fall within Half Term, so will not affect any lessons. CHRIS HOPGOOD LESSONS & GROUP SESSIONS A reminder that Chris is away for two weeks this term (weeks commencing 9th & 16th May). If you have lessons with Chris, you will not have been charged for lessons during these dates. If you attend Folk Orc, please remember he will not be around to lead sessions for these two weeks.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES:CLASSICAL EVENING FRIDAY 13th MAY7 – 9pm in THE CODA SOCIAL CafeFREE eventLed by Stephen Kenyon, this Classical evening is open to all Coda students who would like to play a classical piece in front of a friendly audience – or for anyone who would like to come along, listen, enjoy and support the performers. This is a FREE event. If you would enjoy performing at one of these evenings, or would benefit from the opportunity to play in front of a welcoming audience, we would encourage you to speak to your tutor so they can let us know – or contact the Coda office. The brand new BE CREATIVE Drama and Arts & Crafts workshops start THIS WEEK (music sessions start in May)!Be Creative is a series of fun and engaging activities for learning disabled adults across the New Forest – for full information on these sessions, plus directions and maps to get to the venues, click here All venues are fully accessible with free parking and all learning disabled adults are welcome. We are still looking for volunteers to help us out with all of these sessions, so if you think you may be able to volunteer, please get in touch. STUDENT SUCCESSESCongratulations to Alessandro Nuvoli, a violin student who learns with the Coda Fiddle Orchestra who, last term, passed the ABRSM Diploma (equivalent to Grade 10 or 1st year at University) at aged just 15. An incredible achievement!TRINITY EXAMS If you wish to be entered for a Trinity exam in the Summer Term (18th & 19th June), the deadline to enter is 28th April. Please talk to your tutors to ensure the application is submitted before this date. TUTOR NEWS:NEW MUSIC FROM DEBORAH JORDAN Our brilliant vocal tutor Deborah Jordan has a new single ‘Heartbroken,’ which is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Human,’ a collaboration between Deborah and K15, which will be released on 20th May. You can see the video for ‘Heartbroken’ here Or listen on Bandcamp here: www.deborahjordank15.bandcamp.com

NEW COURSES FOR SUMMER TERM We have ONE space available for the daytime ADULT BEGINNERS PIANO COURSE starting this Wednesday, 27th April, from  2.30 – 3.30pm, so please get in contact if you would like to sign-up!An enormous thank you to everyone who has already sent stories, images, video and audio clips of your part in Coda’s story to date, it is hugely appreciated. We are really enjoying these celebrations of 25 years of Coda Music Trust! If you have a story about Coda or picture from the past 25 years that you would like to share with us – or if you would like to send us a message letting us know how Coda has made a difference to you or your family, we would love to know how we have impacted your lives.   Please send all stories, images and messages to marina.tucker@coda.org.uk Once we have collated them all, we will find a way to share these with the Coda community.  If you would like to sign up for a course, participate in the Classical Evening or need more information on anything in this newsletter, please contact Coda on 01425 276161 or email contact@coda.org.uk