CATCH MUSIC BAYSWATER CANCELLED THIS EVENING!

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, Ed has contacted me saying he’s very ill with the flu.

Sadly there’s no one to cover Bayswater session this evening and will have to be cancelled.

Apologies for the inconvenience… but don’t worry! we’ll be back for more fun next week. 🙂

It’s as easy as ‘A-B-C!’

Act
Keep mentally, physically and socially active: take
a walk, say g’day, read a book, do a crossword,
dance, play cards, stop for a chat…

Belong
Join a book club, take a cooking class, be more
involved in groups you are already a member of,
go along to community events…

Commit
Take up a cause, help a neighbour, learn
something new, set yourself a challenge, help out
at the school or meals on wheels…
Being active, having a sense of
belonging, and having a purpose in
life all contribute to happiness and
good mental health.

Catch Music proudly supported by Act-Belong-Commit promoting positive mental health!

#communityinharmony #actbelongcommit

https://www.actbelongcommit.org.au/

Subiaco last session / Temporary closure

Sadly, due to a rent increase at the Subiaco venue CM will be unable to continue Term 3 in Subiaco. We are currently seeking a cheaper venue and hope to send an update soon.
If we find a suitable venue we may be able to run a shorter term for Term 3. In the meantime all Subiaco attendees will be very welcome at the Leederville session.

Details for the Leederville session are as follows:
Tuesdays 7pm
Loftus Community Centre, 99 Loftus St, Leederville WA 6007

http://www.catchmusic.org.au/sessions/

We will provide an update on the future of Subiaco session in the next 2-3 weeks.

This Saturday’s final session will be FREE to attend.

Sincerest apologies for the inconvenience – Catch Music Team

NOTICE To All Catch Music Participants

To All Catch Music participants,

Thank you for your continued support of Catch Music, without you this community would not exist.

Due to the challenges in the current economic environment facing Catch Music, the Directors of Catch Music have had to look at areas to improve the financial status and long-term future of the organisation. One of these is from the start of Term Three this year, the increase of weekly session fees from $10 to $15 and term session fees from $90 to $120 (paid upfront for 10 sessions). Purchasing a term in advance will still entitle participants entry to any Catch Music session, during that current term.

Catch Music has been operating for over 10 years, trying to make sessions affordable for all people. While any increase in fees is not welcome, we hope to continue to make your Catch Music experience one that you will love coming back to and that you will support.

Another way you might consider helping Catch Music in the future is inviting your friends, family members or colleagues who might have a love of music to consider joining Catch Music and getting involved. The more participants we have coming to our sessions the long-term future of Catch Music will become more secure. Thank you.

Catch Music is working hard to maintain its current level of service and finical position and we need everyone’s support and understanding to help us through this time.

The Catch Music Board of Directors

18 June 2018

Community in Harmony Project… We need your help!

Community in Harmony Project

We need your help. Our new project is to invite and involve people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities to become involved in the Catch Music Program by hosting interactive music sessions where musicians can highlight their cultural music backgrounds and instruments and then interact their musical styles with Catch Music members.

The aim is to introduce participants from CaLD backgrounds, to a non-threatening environment where Catch Music provides a healthy lifestyle choice for members of any community who enjoy making music with others and can share their passion for music making. This shared passion will help promote participants’ continued involvement, culminating in a public performance as part of Harmony Week 2019.

Music provides people with ways of understanding and developing their self-identity, of connecting with other people, of maintaining well-being and of experiencing and expressing spirituality, and provides strong associations with and memories of a person’s life. Music promotes quality of life by contributing to positive self-esteem, by helping people feel competent and independent, and by lessening feelings of isolation and loneliness.

This project will enable us to focus particularly on improving the inclusion of culturally diverse individuals using music as a vehicle for social connection and capacity-building.

We are seeking your assistance by considering making a tax-deductible donation which will allow up to 40 participants from CaLD backgrounds to be enrolled in our Catch Music sessions during Term 4 (8 October to 13 December 2018) and Term 1 (4 February to March 2019). This interaction will culminate in a concert as part of Harmony Week 2019. The concert will feature the creative musical outcomes achieved in the music sessions, with a focus on an integrated fusion of musical styles and backgrounds.

We have partnered with the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) which is a fundraising platform for this project. ACF is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible, and supporters get the chance to make a real difference to the work of Australian organisations such as ours.

Our Community in Harmony funding page can be found here: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/community-in-harmony/

This shared passion will help break down barriers, help build connections and friendships and promote participants’ continued involvement in community programs such as Catch Music.

Catch Music is an incorporated not-for-profit association and donations are tax-deductible.