TSMA (Thameside Schools Music Association), currently chaired by Rosemary Dymond, has been running a Recorder Festival and a Choral Festival every year since around the 1940s. The organisation is made up of the group of schools who book places on the Recorder and/or Choral Festivals in any given year. The purpose of the TSMA festivals is to bring local young people from many different backgrounds together to enjoy singing and playing in large ensembles and to enable them to experience performing in large music venues.
In 2017, TSMA began working in partnership with Kent Music to organise the festivals and ensure that they can continue.
The TSMA Choral Festival 2019, conducted by Emily Barden, will take place on the 26th June.
Schools taking part in the TSMA Choral Festival 2019:
Higham Primary School
Cobham Primary School
Shorne C of E Primary School
Chantry Community Academy
Each school will take part in a day of rehearsals: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Performance (for family, friends of participants and invited guests only): 4-5pm
If you teach the recorder or singing in a school in the Gravesham area and would like to get involved in future TSMA events, please contact Simon Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org