Thank You!

Thank you to the following Members who turned up and helped with the CMTS HQ Clean Up today;
  • Colin
  • Janet
  • Kerri
  • Harry
  • Wendy
  • Alison
  • Tracey
  • Chris
  • Richard

We got everything done and will be putting the polish down on Tuesday morning from 10am, if anyone else would like to join us!

Sponsored Singathon!

The Sponsorship form is now available from the Fundraising Page on the CMTS Website!

CMTS Charity Jumble Sale!

On Saturday 3rd September the Fundraising Committee are running a Jumble Sale at Kingsway Hall, Dovercourt.
The Fundraising Committee are a little short on helpers, if anyone is willing to Assist please contact Catherine Crowe or any member of the Fundraising Committee.

Saturday 3rd September
Free Entry
Kingsway Hall, Dovercourt

February 2012 Concert Production Team *Update*

The Management Committee are pleased to announce the following people who have agreed to be part of the February 2012 Concert Production Team;
  • February 2012 Concert Production & Casting Committee Chair - Sam McCarthy.
  • Musical Director - Hector Moyes.
  • Choreographers - Daniella & Chantelle Tyler.

Annual HQ Clean Up

Just to remind you that it's the Annual HQ Clean Up this coming Sunday, the 28th August.
We will start at 10am, stop for lunch and then carry on into the afternoon
You do not need to stay all day, just an hour or so would be great.
We need to deep clean the Green Room and the Main Hall. The floors will need to be cleaned and polished. The chairs and toilets need to be cleaned and the posters and awards need to be dusted.
Your reward will be free Tea & Cake!
Hope to see you there!

'Singin' in the Rain' Sofa *Update*

The Management Committee will be donating the Sofa from 'Singin' in the Rain back to T.R.E.E as no Member has come forward asking to have it.

Saxon Theatre Needs Help!

The Saxons are putting on the play, 'Ten Times Table' later this year and are looking for some men to play some parts.
The first Rehearsal was on the 23rd August 2011, so it is already underway but without these parts cast the play may have to be cancelled.
Rehearsals will be Monday's and Thursday's until September and then Tuesday's and Thursday's from September onwards.
The first performance is on the 6th November 2011.
If you are interested please contact Marjorie Colbourne on 01255 675959

Clacton Carnival 2011 - East Anglian Daily Times 15.08.11

Positions on Committees 'Up for Grabs'!

Every position is 'up for grabs' on the Management Committee. If you would like to become more involved with CMTS, please contact Julia Hewett, Honorary Secretary by Wednesday 21st September 2011.
Please remember, this is YOUR Society; if you want to make a difference and be part of this great team, then put yourself forward.
The Management Committee positions available are;
  • Chairman
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Treasurer
  • Youth Performers Committee Chairman
  • Stage Liaison Manager
  • Press & Publicity Committee Chairman
  • Membership Secretary
  • Fundraising Committee Chairman
  • Social Committee Chairman

We are also looking for Members for the following;

  • HQ Manager
  • Minute Secretary
  • Social Committee Members including Social Secretary & Social Treasurer
  • Fundraising Committee Members including Fundraising Secretary & Fundraising Treasurer
  • Youth Performers Committee Members including Youth Secretary, Youth Membership Secretary, Youth Publicity Manager & Youth Treasurer.

If you are interested, please contact Julia Hewett, Honorary Secretary, to show intent. Thanks.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 28th September 2011 @ 8pm

Essex Police Musical Society presents...

Message of Congratulations!

Well done for so many nominations. You have all gone from strength to strength.

Daphne Winter

Join the Danbury Dash!

Join the Danbury Dash! In aid of Autism Anglia - Sunday 25Th September 2011

Danbury Outdoor Activity Centre near Chelmsford, Essex

10k Charity Trail Run & 5k Charity Fun Run plus activities for all the family

Race entry fees:

5k £10 (age 16+), £6 (age 11-15*) FREE (age under 11*)

10k : £15 (age 16+ only)

Other activities include obstacle course, high ropes, climbing wall and archery (all for only £10 per person per hour) as well as other activities for all the family! Free parking available on site plus food, marquee, plus bouncy castle, face painting.

Call 01206 577678 or email to request a booking form.

'Pinocchio' Poster Competition.

The Society is running a Poster Competition for our upcoming Pantomime, 'Pinocchio'.

The winner gets a Gift card to the value of £20 for Marks & Spencer's.

The deadline for getting your entries in is 31st August 2011.

All the information you need is on our Blog page or by clicking on the following link;

HQ Hiring Donation.

The Management Committee has agreed that from the 1st September 2011, the minimum required donation per hour will rise to £13.
A Members discounted rate is available, at the Management Committee's discretion.

Opportunity to be in a Film & Clacton Carnival. *UPDATE*

Thank you to our Members and friends from MAD & CADS, who came along to the HQ on Tuesday evening to meet with the Production Team and sort out their Costumes.
Also thank you to Gwen & Sylvie who helped sort out the costumes for each of us.
Helena & Cad were very impressed and grateful for our help and support. They are also looking for 6 to 8 people to be 'Gaffers' or 'Gofers' on the filming days as support to the Production Team. This could be a fantastic opportunity for anyone, especially any young people, who are looking to get into the profession. If you would like more details please contact Helena directly on 07900142561.
If there is anyone else who would like to still be a part of this exciting project, there is still time.
We are at the HQ again this evening, Thursday, from 1930, to sort Costumes for the Clacton Carnival. So please come along if you would like to be part of either event. Hope to see you there! Thank you.

'Singin' in the Rain' Sofa

The Management Committee has agreed that, due to lack of storage space, the Sofa that was used in 'Singin' in the Rain' can go to a Member for a donation to the Society.
If you would be interested in having the Sofa, please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman, by Thursday 1st September 2011. Thanks.

Wedding Singers

We have been asked to sing three songs at a Wedding at the St. John's Church. It will be on Saturday 24th September 2011. Time to be confirmed.
We will be arranging the Rehearsals for this at the first 'Pinocchio' Rehearsal on the 1st September 2011.
If you would like to be involved with the Singing but can not come on the 1st Sept, please contact Julia Clarke, Chorus Mistress. Thanks.

'Pinocchio' Reading & Music Committee.

Thank you and well done to the following Members who helped on the 'Pinocchio' Reading & Music Committee:
  • David Thompson
  • Katie Barnett
  • Julia Clarke
  • Hector Moyes
  • Gaby Tyler
  • Steve Liversedge

The script has been chosen and all the musical numbers sorted, in readiness for the first 'Pinocchio' Rehearsal which is on Thursday 1st September 2011.

Renewal of Membership

Just to remind you that our new financial year started on 1st August 2011 and therefore your Membership is up for renewal.
The Management Committee has decided to keep the Membership Fees the same as last year.
The Membership Tiers are as follows:
  • Junior (7-11 years old) = £5
  • Student (12-18 years old. Can be up to any age but proof maybe required) = £10.
  • Full Single = £27.
  • Joint Membership (For two people from the same Family and living in the same house) = £40.
  • 'Friend' = £5.
  • 'Patron' = £20 (Current privileges include one free ticket to our Spring/Summer Production and one free ticket to our Pantomime.)
Please also remember that in order to have continuous Service, you must renew your Membership. This then counts towards your Long Service Award.
If you decide to not renew for this year, your Membership Service will start from when you rejoin.
Please contact Janet Ross, Membership Secretary, with your remittance. Thanks.

HQ Booking Process Changed.

The process for booking the HQ has changed.
From 1st August 2011, the Chairman needs to be contacted who will check the diary and then arrange for a Keyholder to meet the 'Hirer' at the agreed time at the HQ.
The conditions of Hire have also changed.
Any donations will need to be paid to the Treasurer before the date of hiring.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Sam McCarthy.

Management Committee Structure Update.

The Management Committee has discussed, voted on and agreed that from 1st August 2011, the Headquarters Manager, will no longer be required to sit on the Management Committee.
The role is still required and the Chairman will ask for volunteers to fill this role from the floor at the AGM.
If more that one person is put forward then the Management Committee will take the names to their next meeting where the matter will be discussed and voted on.

'Pinocchio' Production Team.

The Management Committee is happy to announce the following Production Team for 'Pinocchio':
  • Chair of Production & Casting Committee - Sam McCarthy
  • Director - David Thompson
  • Assistant Director - Sam McCarthy
  • Choreographer - Katie Barnett
  • Dance Captain - Jessica Hewett
  • Chorus Mistress - Julia Clarke
  • Accompanist - Hector Moyes
  • Percussionist - Jonathan Hewett
  • Sound Technician - Peter Palmer
  • Sound Assistant - *VACANT* (2 are needed; 1 Female & 1 Male)
  • Lighting Technician - Keith Harris
  • Lighting Assistant - *VACANT*
  • Stage Manager - John Cook
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Kevin Guymer
  • Stage Crew - TBC (minimum of 4 are required)
  • Wardrobe Mistress - Gwen Porter
  • Wardrobe Assistants - TBC ( minimum of 4 are required)
  • Props Mistress - Marian Cook
  • Props Assistants - TBC (minimum of 3 are required)
  • Prompt - *VACANT*
  • Backing Tracks Arranger - Ashleigh Masters
  • Videographer - *VACANT*
  • Hair & Make Up Advisor - *VACANT*
  • Hair & Make Up Assistants - TBC (minimum of 2 are required)
  • Front of House Manager - Keith Woodward
  • Front of House Helpers - TBC (minimum of 8 are required)
  • Set Builder - Peter Barnett
  • Chaperones - TBC

If you or someone you know would be interested in being part of this Team, please contact Sam McCarthy as soon as possible. Thank You.

'Singin' in the Rain' Umbrellas!

If you would like one of the 'Singin' in the Rain' Umbrellas as a 'keep-sake' then you can buy one for only £5 each.
Unfortunately, many got broken so we only have 7 left to sell.
If you would like one please contact Sam McCarthy.
This will be on a 'first come first served' basis. Thanks.

Opportunity to be in a Film! *UPDATE*

If you would like to be involved in the film, please come to the HQ on Tuesday 9th August at 7.30pm.
This is to meet with the film's Production Team and sort out any costumes.
It has been confirmed that any Member over 12 and of any ability can be involved.
As we are providing some people and costumes, the Production Company will be making a donation to the Society as a 'Thank You'!
If you would like anymore details, please contact Sam McCarthy ASAP. Thanks.

Annual Headquarters Clean Up.

The Annual Headquarters Clean Up will be on Sunday 28th August 2011.
We will start at 10am, stop for Lunch and then continue in the afternoon.
You do not need to come all day, just an hour or so would be great.
We need as many Members as possible please to come along and help.
We need to deep clean the Green Room and Main Hall. Clean the Main Hall floor, then put some polish down. Clean all the chairs. Clean the toilets and dust the Awards and posters.
You will get Tea & cake as a 'Thank You'!
Hope to see you there!

Next Carnival Meeting...

The next Carnival meeting will be on Thursday 11th August, 1930 at the CMTS HQ.
If you are planning on being in the Procession with the CMTS Float, then please come along as we need to sort out your Costume.
If you can not make this meeting, please contact Sam McCarthy, CMTS Carnival Committee Chair, as soon as possible. Thanks.

CMTS Sports Day.

Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the CMTS Sports Day last Sunday.
Well done to Team Gaby, which won with 55 points.
The gallant Runners Up were Team Harry with 51 points.
Thank you to the Social Committee for organising the day.