2021 Programme We are well under way with our programme for the year. Our annual award round is now open for applications: http://www.musicfutures.org.nz/awards.html We are planning chamber music coaching weekends in May, in Wellington and on the Kapiti coast. We have set a date for the Annual General Meeting, which we are delighted will be hosted by Wellington East Girls’ College this year. The ever popular concert for our young musicians is booked at St Andrew’s on The Terrace. Here are the dates for your calendar (we’ll send reminders closer to the time):
Saturday 8 May, 2 pm – Annual General Meeting Sunday 23 May - coaching concert in the Adam Concert Room (probably 1 pm) Sunday 1 August, 3 pm – Sound of Wellington Youth Music concert
Membership renewal It is that time of year again. We really rely on your membership fees and your donations to help fund our activities. If you make a donation over and above your membership fee, you can claim a third back from IRD, as we are a registered charitable organisation (Charities Registration number: CC48539).
Please pay your subscription of $20 per person direct into our bank account by internet transfer and provide your name in the reference box or make a deposit at Kiwibank. Note that Kiwibank are no longer accepting cheques. Don’t forget to provide Annette Lendrum, our Treasurer, with your details by email if we do not already have them: ALMusicFutures@gmail.com. Our account name is Music Futures Inc. Our account number is: 38 9012 0747102 00.
One other piece of news. The committee decided to support a Wellington-based player selected for the National Youth Orchestra late last year, thanks to grant money received from the TG Macarthy Trust. We sponsored Benjamin Carter, a talented young cellist and first time member of the orchestra in 2020. We are keen to sponsor another Wellington-based player in 2021.