The Autumn Term 2020 started on 19 September, and everyone at CYMT was delighted to be back up and running in person at Richard Huish College.
There was a tangible sense of excitement and it was brilliant to hear live music being played.
The difficult months of Lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic meant our CYMT community was operating entirely online from mid March to mid July. It was no mean feat and students, parents and staff worked brilliantly together.
CYMT and Huish worked hard to make it possible for activities in person to restart in September. We explored and put in place lots of health and safety procedures. Everyone must abide by these new procedures in order to stay safe. The pandemic has not gone away so we must maintain vigilance and strict hygiene and cleaning regimes at all times.
It means things look a little different to pre-Lockdown. Now there is compulsory hand sanitiser on arrival and throughout the Centre. There is regular cleaning and allowing lots of space between people. We continually encourage good, regular hand-washing and wearing of face coverings where appropriate.
There will be no live concerts with an audience this term (unless guidelines change at a later date) but we hope to present live concerts online or live-streamed.
UPDATE, Wednesday 04 November 2020:
- We need to play our part in the national effort to help control the spread of the virus by discouraging mixing outside of school bubbles
- In some cases, students need to travel beyond their immediate locality to attend, and as only essential travel is permitted to protect public health, it is not clear that this travel would be considered essential
- We anticipate that take up for in-person ensembles would be significantly less due to the new restrictions, which would make ensemble teaching unfeasible for this period
If you would like to contact the Centre please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07754 217993. We’d love to hear from you!
UPDATE, Wednesday 25 November 2020:
Following the government announcement that we will move to Tiered regions after Lockdown 2.0 ends on 2 December 2020, CYMT will resume operating in person at Richard Huish College, Taunton, on 5 December 2020.
N.B. CYMT tutors have space for individual tuition in the following instruments:
trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, sax, guitar, bass guitar, singing, piano.
Please contact the office on email@example.com or 07754 217993 to enquire about individual lessons.
L – R: CYMT Guitar & Bass Guitar Tutor, Ed Gerlach; Josh Armitage, drums; CYMT Deputy Guitar Tutor, Iain Eccleston.