Our summer programme ended with two rather different programmes and one very special guest. The last session included a special tea and our AGM (which was very short!) and then a rousing programme of "Last Night of the Proms". 

Our penultimate session was in the form of an Old Time Music Hall, complete with our very own Music Hall Chairman, Ray Mallett (& supporting musical team) and with very special guest and professional opera singer, Alison Kettlewell, who delighted our group with her solos. 

Remember that Song Musicians with Alison Kettlewell (from left to right: Jim, Andrew, Daphne, Alison, Francis and Ray).

 

 

 

In May 2019 members of Remember that Song really enjoyed a visit from 26 Year 5 pupils from the Maynard School, who not only sang very beautifully on the theme of "The world, the environment and friendship," but also joined in all our musical activities with cheerful enthusiasm. Many thanks to the Head of Junior School at the Maynard (Steven Smerdon) and to their music teacher (Rachel Smith) for making this memorable visit possible. We look forward to a return visit! Many thanks also to the manager of Tesco Metro in St Thomas, who allowed minibuses to be parked there, thus making the visit possible. 

Other programmes have included 'Traditions, 'Families', 'Gardens' and 'Food'. 

 

 

 

 

A highlight of our spring programme recently was a visit from children and staff from Acorns Day Nursery, Exeter. Our members really enjoyed singing along with the children, who impressed everyone with their willingness to join in our musical activities - and especially with the song "Row, row, row your boat". Our spring programme has included sessions on Wales and on Ireland, spring flowers and the music of the 1960s. The theme of our last session of term will be Easter and we will be having some Easter goodies along with our refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Autumn session we enjoyed celebrating our third birthday. Our special guest for the occasion was Delphine Jones, a graphic designer based in Exeter, who has been a great to support to 'Remember that Song' in her design work for our publicity materials. The first photo below shows (left to right) Jan Middleton (RtS Chairman), Delphine Jones and Barbara Buller (RtS Secretary). Delphine brought us a lovely birthday card (to the left of the cakes), featuring the logo which she crafted for us in 2016.

Members also enjoyed a visit from Reuben, a black Labrador who visited to gain some experience as a trainee as a therapy dog.

This term's musical sessions have featured songs based on themes of families, childhood, harvest, musical instruments, bonfire night and St Andrew's Day. Our final session in December featured a festive picnic lunch, a raffle, a visit from Santa ... and lots of Christmas songs.

 

 

Reuben - trainee therapy dog with Jan Middleton (RtS Chairman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of Remember that Song have been enjoying a busy programme of musical activities over the summer months, including a variety of songs celebrating the glorious West Country, holidays and travel. We have also enjoyed marking some very special events in this summer's sessions, including a Diamond Wedding Anniversary and several 'milestone' birthdays.

Our penultimate session on 17 July took the form of an Old Time Music Hall, with musical leaders, volunteers and some members dressing up to provide rousing renditions of Music Hall songs such as 'Don't Dilly Dally on the Way' and 'Daisy, Daisy'. For our last session of the summer programme will include a Memory Box of personal favourite songs suggested by our members.

 

Old Time Music Hall July 2018