Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 6 December

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel on Sunday 6th December will again be in zoom form.

Look out for an email nearer the time with a link.

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

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Banbury Bill – it’s not too late to contribute

We are putting the final touches to our audio recording of Banbury Bill. We hope to use it in the virtual lockdown presentation to raise money for the Southmead Hospital Buskathon Charity.

It would be great to include a few more recordings (especially from trumpets, flutes and fiddles!)

Detailed instructions of how to do a recording can be found here – just scroll down to Laurels post dated August 6th. It really is quite easy and when we are all mixed together no one will stand out.

Please take part and help raise lots of money for Southmead Hospital.

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Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 22 November

The next BVB rehearsal on Sunday 22 November 2 – 4.15 pm will be in virtual zoom form.

Dust off your hats and waistcoats – we plan to dress in our BVB finery for this to get some images of the zoom rehearsal to accompany the Banbury Bill recording, which hopefully can be used to support fundraising for the Southmead Hospital Buskathon Charity (more details to follow)

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Next BVB practice Sunday 1 November

Sunday 1 November 2020 Main Village Hall, long Ashton Community Centre 2 – 4.15pm  ( approx )  Group led practice. 

Playlist will be selected from the list for November 22nd which can be found here.

In addition please bring music for:

Deck the Halls and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (these are saved in the ‘music’ section under ‘carols’ and are part of the christmas carol medley

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks this is saved in the ‘music’ section under ‘ilkleymoor’

 COVID

Please read the detail  ( AGAIN ) for Brigstowe Village Band rehearsals.

Brigstowe Village Band – Covid secure rehearsal procedures 

At the time of writing nothing has changed since the last rehearsal , but the steering committee would be grateful if you would remind yourself of the regulations . 

Please look at the website daily in case because of rising infection numbers we think it wise to cancel.

 Zoom  

Our licence for Zoom ( and a session that lasts for longer than 40 mins ) comes from Laurel , but she is not running this practice so I am afraid we cannot offer Zoom for this practice . 

We will be back on Zoom for those who prefer it on November 22nd 

 best wishes,

Liz for the steerers 

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Hi Everyone,
Here’s the list for tomorrow’s rehearsal, 18th Oct! You can join us by zoom if you can’t make it in person, details coming by email in the morning.

Wet Weather
Captain Money (this will be online around 6pm this evening)
HA187
Sweets of May
Banbury Bill
Petticoat Loose
Washing Day
Sweets of May
Newcastle (O Come You Not From…)
Captain Dyke
Opera Hat
Whimple Processional
Hark Shepherds

See you tomorrow!
Laurel

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Next Brigstowe Village Band Rehearsal Sunday 18 October 2020

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 18 October, Main Village Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre from 2 – 4.15pm.

Long Ashton Village Hall is permitted to hold 26 people under Covid regulations. There are over 30 of us in Brigstowe Village Band. We are hoping that everyone who wants to will be able to attend the rehearsal. It would be helpful if you could email Fritjof at BVB.committee@gmail.com if you are definitely not able to attend.

Laurel will bring her computer to the rehearsal so anyone who would rather take part from home can connect with us via Zoom (log in details will be provided nearer the time). This worked successfully at the last rehearsal.

We must continue to adhere to the Covid secure procedures – please read through them again before the rehearsal:

Should there be any regulation changes that mean we are unable to meet at Long Ashton we will let you know by email.

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Thank you to all who took part in our live rehearsal on Sunday 20 September

Thank you Laurel and all 17 players who attended last Sunday’s rehearsal – 20 including a welcome appearance by Bobbie, Linda and Roland via zoom.

It was great to be together again. Looking forward to next time.

Roland has sent this photo from the other side of the zoom camera:

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Great news! Live rehearsal Sunday 20 September, Long Ashton Main Village Hall

Great news. We can have a live Brigstowe Village Band rehearsal led by Laurel on Sunday 20 September, Main Village Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre from 2 – 4.15pm.

Laurel will bring her computer to the rehearsal so anyone who would rather take part from home can connect with us via Zoom. (Fingers crossed the technology works smoothly).

Topic: Brigstowe Village Band
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 7733 3765
Passcode: 354948

Laurel has put the list of tunes to be played in ‘Rehearsal Plans’

The government guidance for England has been amended:

Last updated 17 September 2020

On the 17 September, the DCMS published guidance that confirmed amateur choirs and groups can go ahead, alongside ‘rule of six’ regulations, as long as they are ‘in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time.’

The advice states: ‘If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.’

This advice follows confusion after government guidance published by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities suggested that amateur music groups wouldn’t be able to meet, contrary to earlier DCMS advice saying it would be possible.

Long Ashton Village Hall is permitted to hold 26 people under COVID regulations. There are over 30 of us in Brigstowe Village Band. We are hoping that everyone who wants to will be able to attend the rehearsal. It would be helpful if you could email Fritjof at BVB.committee@gmail.com  if you are definitely not able to attend.

Please, please read the Covid secure procedures for the rehearsal – we MUST adhere to the regulations:

Brigstowe Village Band – Covid secure rehearsal procedures 

Brigstowe Village Band – Covid secure rehearsal procedures:

Detail for proposed rehearsal at Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) Village Hall on Sunday September 20th . Note we are booking the Village Hall rather then the Jubilee Hall which is bigger (and more expensive ) to allow greater opportunity for social distancing

Context 

Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) has a new centre manager, responsible among other things for Covid, as well as a new administrator . They have put careful measures into place including the use of a sterilising ‘fogging’ prior and after the hall is used but want to emphasise that everyone is learning at this early stage of returning to using the hall. There is an isolation room if someone is taken ill and a member of staff to manage an emergency.

LACA are permitted to take 24 people in the hall and two people on the stage. They will provide chairs which will be wiped down by members after use.

The room needs to be kept ventilated so windows, front and side doors will be kept open – bring a sweater of it is cold

Attendance 

LACA need to know who has attended rehearsals for track and trace purposes.

Consequently you will be asked to sign in on arrival – BVB have e-mail and telephone numbers

The list is held for 21days by Brigstowe Village Band and data protection is observed

 

Arrival

We must avoid mingling

Please do not mingle in the carpark – come straight into the hall through your allocated entrance (see below) and take your seat.

The customary precautions have been taken. Hand sanitizers/ wipes are provided.

Lynn and I suggest that we operate a split arrival largely through the ‘pinch points ‘ of the front and side entrances one at a time so that members can operate a one way system and take up their places without pushing past each other .

Drums ,brass , bassoon and chords enter from the side front entrance( facing towards the larger main car park ) and seat themselves at the far end of the hall

Boxes, wind, fiddles enter through the main front entrance( facing towards the side car park )

Bags, cases and coats on the tables provided. There should be a ‘walkway ‘ around the band.

Laurel will be standing far back at the hatch with a space between herself and the front row of players. There is a microphone available for use.

When everyone has arrived and sat down we will all be allocated a group of 6 or less people. We must not mingle with anyone not in our group at any time during the rehearsal, break time or when leaving.

 

Seating 

Chairs will be placed on the marked spots on the floor and at 2 metres distant.

Playing 

Players who can may choose to wear masks. Flute players should, if possible, drop back into the walkway to allow greater distance. No singing.

Toilet

One loo, off the main hall. There are vacant engaged signs on the door. We should go for staggered loo breaks

Refreshments and break time 

If the weather permits members will be asked to take their break outside  – staying within their allocated group of 6 and observing social distancing.

Members must bring their own refreshments , and take away anything they bring. There are bins provided but they are largely for PPE – the kitchen will not be available

Moving around 

Social distance – must be observed and where possible a one way system.

 

Exit 

A staggered exit – again note the pinch points, through the same exits through which you entered.

We must not ‘mingle’  so staying within the same group of six keeps us within the regulations .

 

LN/ LJ Sept 2020 updated Sept 17th

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Next BVB rehearsal Sunday 20 September

The next BVB rehearsal is on Sunday 20 September.

We had been hoping this could be a real life rehearsal, but with the change in regulations to the ‘Rule of 6’ it looks like it will have to be another zoom rehearsal.

Should there be any change to this so that we are able to meet in person at Long Ashton, we will let you know by 6pm on Friday 18 September.

Subs are now due. Many thanks to those who have already paid for this term . Your continued support is much appreciated and means we can continue to pay Laurel. Band finance and subs will be reviewed after Christmas.

Liz and Lyn have been working hard on risk assessments and have produced a document of Covid – secure rehearsal procedures – so we are ready to resume rehearsal at Long Ashton when possible:

Brigstowe Village Band – Covid secure rehearsal procedures

Detail for proposed rehearsal at Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) Village Hall on Sunday September 20th . Note we are booking the Village Hall rather then the Jubilee Hall which is bigger ( and more expensive ) to allow greater opportunity for social distancing

Context

Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) has a new centre manager, responsible among other things for Covid, as well as a new administrator . They have put careful measures into placeincluding the use of a sterilising ‘fogging’ prior and after the hall is used but want to emphasise that everyone is learning at this early stage of returning to using the hall. There is an isolation room if someone is taken ill and a member of staff to manage an emergency.

LACA are permitted to take 24 people in the hall and two people on the stage. They will provide chairs which will be wiped down by members after use.

The room needs to be kept ventilated so windows, front and side doors will be kept open – bring a sweater of it is cold

Attendance LACA need to know who has attended rehearsals for track and trace purposes.

Consequently we will ‘check members in ‘ during the break name against email and phone number and we will need a register for this .

The list is held for 21days by Brigstowe and data protection observed

Arrival The customary precautions have been taken. Hand sanitizers/ wipes are provided.

Lynn and I suggest that we operate a split arrival largely through the ‘pinch points ‘ of the front and side entrances one at a time , so that members can operate a one way system and take up their places without pushing past each other

Drums ,brass , bassoon and chords enter from the side front entrance ( facing towards the larger main car park ) and seat themselves at the far end of the hall

oxes, wind, fiddles enter through the main front entrance ( facing towards the side car park )

Bags, cases and coats on the tables provided There should be a ‘walkway ‘ around the band .

Laurel will be standing far back at the hatch with a space between herself and the front row of players. There is a microphone available for use.

Seating Chairs will be placed on the marked spots on the floor and at 2 metres distant .

Playing Players who can may choose to wear masks. Flute players should, if possible, drop back into the walkway to allow greater distance. No singing

Toilet One loo, off the main hall. There are vacant engaged signs on the door. We should go for staggered loo breaks

Refreshments and break time

If the weather permits members will be asked to take their break outside

Members must bring their own refreshments , and take away anything they bring . There are bins provided but they are largely for PPE – the kitchen will not be available

Moving around Social distance – must be observed and where possible a one way system

Exit A staggered exit – again note the pinch points, through the same exits through which you entered.

LN/ LJ Sept 2020

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Rehearsal plans for September, October and November

Brigstowe Village Band ; Plans for August/ September/ October

Dear Brigstowers

Even though the next months look uncertain steerers have made plans for  August/ September /Oct ; if necessary we will be prepared to amend/ cancel .

With optimistic spirit, we hope to run an ‘out of doors’ socially distanced rehearsal in line with regulations at the time.

For the rehearsal to take place  we need:

  1. government regulations for amateur musicians to have been relaxed
  2. decent weather

Sunday August 23rd rehearsal. Long Ashton tarmac area between the Youth Hall and Main Village Hall.: NB Changed date due to caretaker availability at Long Ashton

Lyn, Chris , and Liz  will be there  from 1.30 to organise

This will be a session run by members (Laurel is taking a well earned break )  – but I will provide a practice list  from Laurel’s selection ,

On the day

NB Car parking will be as before

Toilets

Youth Hall – hand sanitizer, wipes and spray provided –  we have to undertake to clean after each individual use .

LACA will provide appropriate chairs:

Refreshments

Bring your own!

All social distancing measures current at the time will need to be observed

We have to provide

  1. i) a list of names and emails of those who attend for track and trace purposes
  2. ii) a risk assessment  ( from the Heath Safety Executive  )  I will make this available

Cancellation

We will cancel on Friday 21stAugust if government regulations have not been amended after the time of posting

We will cancel by 12.45 on Sunday 23rdAugust if we initially think we can go ahead but the weather is bad .  This will be posted on the website.

If you plan to come and want to be personally texted please let Liz know your phone number.

Rehearsals September  / October

If conditions permit Laurel will be taking these on:

Sunday September 20th Main Village Hall, Long Ashton

Sunday October 18thMain Village Hall , Long Ashton

Keep safe

Liz Newman for steerers

 

 

 

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