COVID-secure activities

A phased return to activities is being reviewed on a half-termly basis. We are currently taking applications for January 2021.

Signing Up

  • New Members: please fill in the ‘New Members’ online form HERE
  • Members who have attended this academic year: no online form required
  • Members who have not attended yet this academic year: please fill in the ‘Existing Members’ online form HERE

Reception to Year 2

The Springers department is running with small classes so that social distancing can be maintained.

Micro- and Mini-Springers will pay the mini-membership fee of £30 per half-term.

Year 2 Springers sessions include recorder to limit room changes. Please ensure that you have a recorder as instrument sharing will not be possible. We recommend Aulos yellow-bag recorders (available at a 10% discount from Strings of Penn.) The normal membership fee of £40 per half-term applies. Year 2 Springers who play an orchestral instrument may also apply to join another ensemble (see below.)

School YearGroupDayVenue
ReceptionMicro-SpringersSaturday morningWycombe High School
Year 1Mini-SpringersSaturday morningWycombe High School
Year 2SpringersSaturday morningWycombe High School
Please note: Springers sessions include recorder

Year 3

The Find-Your-Forte scheme cannot run under COVID restrictions. To ensure that the children continue to develop notation and ensemble skills, the Year 3 choir includes recorder. Please ensure that you have a recorder as instrument sharing will not be possible. We recommend Aulos yellow-bag recorders (available at a 10% discount from Strings of Penn.) The normal membership fee of £40 per half-term applies. Year 3 students who play an orchestral instrument may also apply to join another ensemble (see below.)

Singers and instrumentalists

A full range of graded Choirs, Bands, Orchestras and Jazz Bands are operational. The normal membership fee of £40 per half-term applies. 

ChoirsDayVenue
Year 3Saturday morningWycombe High School
Year 4 – 5Saturday morningWycombe High School
Year 6 – 8Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
Year 9 – 13Saturday morningWycombe High School
Please note: Year 3 choir includes recorder
OrchestrasApproximate standardDayVenue
1beginner – grade 1Saturday morningWycombe High School
2grade 2 – 3Saturday morningWycombe High School
3grade 4 – 6Saturday morningWycombe High School
4grade 6 – 8Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
Wind BandsApproximate standardDayVenue
1beginner – grade 1Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
2grade 2 – 3Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
3grade 4 – 5Saturday morningWycombe High School
4grade 6 – 7Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
5grade 8+Friday eveningRoyal Grammar School
Jazz BandsDayVenue
1grade 3 – 5Tuesday eveningRoyal Grammar School
2grade 6 – 8+Tuesday eveningRoyal Grammar School

Between Sessions

The gaps between sessions are likely to be longer than usual to allow for cleaning. To comply with the requirements, parents and students will be unable to wait inside between sessions. No tuck-shop facility will be available. CMA will be as friendly as ever though, and a staff mamber will be on hand to welcome you and help with any enquiries.

Funding

All the income received from membership fees is used to run the programme. We hope if possible to offer members 2 groups where desired. The planned return to activities will be reviewed every half-term as we continue to respond to changing guidelines. We hope to slowly return to normal through this flexible approach.

Lessons

No lessons will be taking place on site due to COVID restrictions. Our teachers are giving lessons online. Please note that their term dates may differ from CMA during this period.