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Residents Association Magazine arrow Summer 2004 - 16

THE BROADSTONE MUSIC CLUB

The late Rodney Coleman was very keen to develop arts activities at the Community Centre, especially his great interest in A aspects of music. This led to the formation of the Music Society. Rodney organised five concerts and other fund raising activities to finance the purchase of the fine grand piano located in the White Hall. This is much appreciated by visiting pianists. At about the same time we were also fortunate acquiring two superb loud speakers, although we have not so far found anyone willing to play the 1812 Overture.

The Club is now in its eighth year. It meets in the White Hall at the Community Centre at 7.30pm on the second Friday of each month from September to May. Programmes usually consist of recorded music chosen and presented by members. Attendances have ranged from ten to twenty plus over the years, although we have been told by Gramophone Magazine that we are the smallest club in the country. However we do get great enjoyment from our meetings. We are affiliated to the Recorded Music Society and our annual subscription covers the fees payable to the Performing Rights Society.

Some live concerts have been organised for public attendance but despite much advance publicity support has been disappointing and costs hardly covered.

New members are always welcome and guests can attend any meeting for a small fee.

Anyone interested in further information about the Music Club can telephone the Honorary Secretary, Anne Butler, on 693840 or our Chairman, Paula Thomas, on 697143

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