SaMM is back at KEVICC from this Saturday, 26th September

Really pleased to be able to tell you that SaMM is starting up at KEVICC again next Saturday, 26th September. The results of our Attendance Doodle poll showed overwhelming support for a return to a 'normal' SaMM; There are some who still need to remain in an online-only environment; Others have signalled a willingness to have a hybrid version - some at KEVICC and some online.

So - we will be offering a mixture of both in order to cater for everybody's needs. We see this as a positive opportunity to explore some new ideas in how we all collaborate musically and we are really excited by some of the possibilities that are emerging.

1. Term Dates

September 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th
Half term: October 24th, 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th
December 12th - online concert

2. Programme at KEVICC on a Saturday Morning 9.30 - 12.30

Due to COVID safety controls, we are not able (with the exception of the guitar groups) to have our normal ensemble format for all the groups.

Instead all SaMM students will be assigned to one of 4 bubbles for the whole morning. Each bubble will have a programme of musical activities with one or two of our tutors in charge.

The bubble tutors are:

Bubble 1: Sam Massey and Andy Williamson: A medley of choir (9.30) street band (10.30) and Beginners ensemble (11.30) This bubble is primarily for beginner -  intermediate instrumentalists.


Bubble 2: Clare Devenport and Rachel Miller: A programme involving recorder (9.30) singing, (10.30) and foundation course (11.30). This bubble will work to produce a performance of the Wizard of Oz for our online concert on 12th December! 

NB: Foundation students should come at 10.30am and join the bubble then.


Bubble 3: Steve Verge and Simon Barron: Beginners guitar (9.30), Acoustic guitar (10.30) electric guitar (11.30)

NB: Beginners Guitar students should come at 9.30 for Simon's class


Bubble 4: Richard Gonski: Seniors (9.30 - 11.30) For more advanced students


In addition, some ensembles will meet during the week ONLINE over Zoom - eg: the string group has already been set up to run on Thursdays. Ensemble tutors will be in touch with parents / students to set days and times.

NB: Sing and Play

Sing and Play will be held online. Rachel will contact you to arrange a day and time.


3. COVID Safety Controls

  • I have attached copies of our risk assessment documents FYI

    Risk Assessment General
    Risk Assessment for KEVICC

    Risk Controls Overview
     

  • Access to SaMM is via the Ariel Center stage door - up the ramp on the right hand side just before the main Ariel Center entrance. Please don't enter the Ariel Center as that entrance is reserved for the dance school
  • Tutors will collect their students at the stage door, so please wait there until you are collected. There will be someone there to help organise and take latecomers to their respective classes.
  • Parents are not allowed to accompany their children into the building. Parents will have to wait outside when fetching their children at the specified times. Please try and be on time so that we don't have children waiting around and mixing with other bubbles
  • Masks are optional but we will encourage using them in corridors and non-classroom spaces.
  • Please if possible bring your own music stands
  • Singing and playing of wind instruments in accordance with strict safety measures.
4. Registration and Payment

Please could you register and pay this week. You can do this online from the website.

New families: Please create an account first and fill in all the contact details for yourselves and info about your children

First week is a free tryout for new students, but you must still fill out the registration form regardless.

Existing SaMM families: Please check that your details are still correct and up to date

Then: Go to the Register and Pay menu and pay for the term.

The FULL fee (allowing participation for the whole morning) is £70 (£60 Sibling discount)
For sing and Play OR foundation course students only, fees are £40 (£35 sibling discount)

These fees include all 9 sessions at KEVICC, an online concert at the end of term and weekly online ensemble sessions when needed.

It will help us HUGELY if we have some idea of the number of students intending to come on Saturday and who they are. This will enable us to put them in bubbles ahead of time and ensure an orderly start to the day.

So if you can Register and Pay before Saturday, brilliant!

We all look forward to making music again, together!

What we do

SaMM is a Saturday Morning Music School based in Totnes, Devon, UK. We meet every Saturday during term time in the Ariel Centre at KEVICC,


We aim to help children experience music making and improve musicianship
whilst also learning that music is a fun and rewarding social activity


We are an inclusive organisation and offer children of all ages and musical abilities – from 4 to 18 and from complete beginner to virtuoso – the opportunity to enjoy making music with others in a wide variety of ensemble workshops.

Although you do not have to be able to play an instrument to be part of SaMM, we strongly encourage it by offering:

Programme

9.30 - 10.20

Intermediate to Advanced
Beginners
Advanced
Beginners
Beginners

10.30 - 11.20

Intermediate
Beginners
Advanced
Beginners to Intermediate
Beginners
Intermediate

11.30 - 12.20

Intermediate
Beginners
Intermediate
Intermediate to Advanced
Intermediate
Beginners

News

SaMM End of Term Online Concert

This Saturday, 11th July at 11.00am is our end of term concert.

Due to COVID it is totally online but wuill be huge fun nonetheless.

If you haven't received an invitation, conctact us without delay!