Cobweb News 6: 24.02.15

Dear all,
A brilliant day was had by all at the Cobwebs Sight Reading Day on Saturday, with the best advice being ‘reminded to look (and smile) at the conductor from time to time…’ The brilliant team there managed to raise a huge £103 from the cake sale. Well done to all!
Just a small note to let you know that our website is causing a few problems recently meaning Colin and I are unable to update events, or add any new ones. Please do keep your eye on Cobweb News’, Twitter, Facebook for updates. We hope it will be back to normal soon. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about events or enrolments.
**Upcoming Events**
GPO Plays ‘Northern Hills’
Sunday 1st March, 2-6pm
Eldon Community Centre, Eldon, DL14 8XB
Free for players
£5 for composers/arrangers
A message from Andrew:
“Thanks to all of you who have responded to my appeal for GPO players next Sunday afternoon. The orchestra is now taking shape. We are still in need of : 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons. A few more violins would also be useful.
If you can possibly make it, please sign up now with Lorna.”

Do sign up for this event, it should be a lovely afternoon! Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – Jon Brigg
Sunday 8th March, Rehearsal 2-5.30, Concert 6.30pm
The Chapel, York St. John University Campus, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX
Members: £10.00
Non-Members: £13.00
Students in Full time Education: half the above prices
We warmly welcome you to come and join in a concert performance of Schubert’s Symphony No.4, composed when Schubert was only 19 years old and not premiered until more than two decades after his death, and Peter Warlock’s popular Capriol Suite, based on tunes in Thoinot Arbeau’s Orchésographie, a manual of Renaissance dances. Students from York St. John University will also be performing, so there will also be a chance to sit back and listen!
Normal concert dress applies (black bottoms, white top and a waistcoat and/or neckwear) and once again, please bring a music stand.
Enrolment form and Concert poster are available on the event webpage – please do spread the word!
The Cobweb Orchestra’s Big Play
Sunday 22nd March, 12-6pm
Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2JQ
Participation Fee: £10.00
Shared Lunch
This year’s theme is “The Dance” so why not join us for a day-long drop-in concert featuring dance music of every type: Boleros, Ballet, Tangos, Waltzes, Fandangos, Polkas… this promises to be as even more varied BIG PLAY repertoire than usual. Also featuring the Coweb Auction, where you will have the chance to bid for special lots such as string quartet performances and original artworks.
Entrance FREE to audience
We also need lots of volunteers as usual for this event. I sadly cannot be there so I’m looking for people to collect money, do the lunches, top up the teas, set up, clear away, you name it! If anyone thinks they can lend a hand please do let me know.
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert with Alice Jones
Sunday 29th March
Rehearsal 1-4 pm. Performance 5 pm
THE TCR HUB, Shaw Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TD (opposite Addison’s Sale Room)

Participation Fee:
Members: £8
Non Members: £11
More information and enrolment forms to follow – just one for your diaries this week.
**Latest News**
Easy-Fundraising Website for Cobweb Orchestra
Cobweb Orchestra have opened an Easy Fundraising page to raise money whilst you shop online. Two thousand online retailers are affiliated to this website, including M&S, John Lewis and Amazon. When you shop as normal with any of these merchants they will donate a small percentage of your order value to Cobwebs and it won’t cost you anything.
All you have to do is go to and open an account. It only requires your name and address and not your credit card details. During the set up process you can then choose Cobwebs as the charity you would like to support.
After that there are two ways of supporting Cobwebs when you shop online.
Either you can go to the Easy Fundraising website and from there click through to your preferred online retailer. Your retailer will know you accessed the site via Easy Fundraising and will credit Cobwebs’ account accordingly.
To make it even easier you can choose to download the Easy Fundraising addition to your Google toolbar. This will detect if any merchant you use is affiliated to the Easy Fundraising programme without having to go through the Easy Fundraising website.
Although the amounts may be small individually they will all add up over time. For example, every time you do a Sainsburys grocery online shop they will donate 50p, that could be £26 over the year.
That’s all from me this week, look forward to hearing from you soon,