Branch Secretary: Grenville Heath Phone: 01902 850175 sstaffssrporguk
Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of each month, from 2.30pm – 5pm. For venue see top right-hand side of page.
Like other branches, during the last many months we have tried valiantly to provide the opportunity for the branch to play together on Zoom. We are now pleased, however, to inform our members that we are to resume our regular meetings in September (plus AGM).
2021/22 meeting dates:- Sept 11th; Oct 9th; Nov 13th; Dec 11th; Jan 8th; Feb 12th; Mar 12th; Apr 9th; May 14th; Jun 11th; Jul 9th; Aug 13th;
Open Playing Day – Stafford Music Festival May 2018
OPEN WORKSHOP – Saturday 12th May 2018 at 2.00 – 5.00pm.
Following on from our involvement last year in the Stafford Music Festival, we again opened our playing session to visitors free of charge.
This year, however, it was held at our own branch venue in the Methodist Church Hall, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5AF.
Alyson Lewin conducted a workshop to which there was an open invitation to any recorder players who wished to join us for the day. We worked on a variety of ensemble pieces from Renaissance fantasies to modern compositions and arrangements. A mixed bag of genres and styles!
Another enjoyable day was enjoyed by all.
An open Playing Day & Pastoral visit by Caroline Jones was held on June 8th 2019.
Two images taken on Caroline’s enjoyable and successful visit to the branch (click on image to see full-size version):
South Staffs meetings are for anyone who can read music and enjoys playing the recorder. The playing of more than one size of recorder is optional. You don’t have to worry about holding a part on your own or playing solos.
We don’t cater for absolute beginners, but can put you in touch with experienced teachers.
The meetings are an ideal way to make contact with other players in the area.
Age is no barrier – we have members from eight to eighty!
New members and visiting players are always welcome.
Membership fee includes an amount payable to the SRP, branch costs and a subscription to the quarterly Recorder Magazine.
Current fees for September 2021 – August 2022 are:
- Individual Member £40
- Household £62
- Student £10
- Visitor £5 ( free for first two visits) which includes refreshments.
Conference and Festival Weekend:
Our branch hosted the annual SRP Conference and Festival weekend which was held at Wolverhampton Grammar School on April 18/19th 2015.