Come and join in with free music in Falcon Lodge!

We had a great workshop today with the lovely children and staff at New Hall Primary School, with the brilliant Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale (we’ll have some video online soon!) …

We’ll be starting new free classes and lessons in guitar, ukulele and drums later this month, for both children and adults, all on Wednesday afternoons and evenings at the Community Hub in Falcon Lodge.

If you’re interesting in coming to try out a new intrument, just drop us an email – , say hello on Facebook, or call the Town Hall Symphony Hall Community office (Mon-Fri) on 0121 644 6051 and we can put the best times together for everyone.

We also have a lovely Community Choir, which meets every Wednesday evening … it’s free to join, very friendly, fun and informal! Be great to welcome you along.

Let us know if you need any other info or have any ideas for more music in Falcon Lodge, and we’ll try and make it happen!


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Wednesday 8th March …

Hi everyone …

The usual times tomorrow, for the Community Centre (instrumental lessons) and Methodist Church (choir):

3.35 – 4.15pm – Ukulele II (Josie, Joyce, Brenda)
4.30 – 5.45pm – Choir (arrive from 4.15pm to begin for 4.30pm)
4.45 – 5.15pm – Ukulele I (Tyrese, Kieran)
6.00 – 6.35pm – Ukulele III (Denise, Claire, Sandra)
6.35 – 7.20pm – Guitars (Dee, Tiana, Sarena, Janice, Brenda, Rosa, Marc)

Drums – as usual, let us know if you want to change or swap times, or if anyone new wants to come along at any time.  We currently have the 3.30-4.00pm slot free, so just drop us a message if you want to come along then.

3.30 – 4.00pm – Free
4.00 – 4.30pm – Rosa
4.30 – 5.00pm – Ricky
5.30 – 6.00pm – Claire
6.00 – 6.30pm – Janice
6.30 – 7.00pm – Kenzo

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Hello everyone,

Hope you’ve enjoyed our two day spring!

A slightly shorter session tomorrow – a few people are away for half term along with a couple of prior engagements, so we’ll have choir and drums as usual, with the later guitar and uke sessions both back next week. Full times below!

In other news – we’re having the piano tuned next Wednesday, so we can make sure everyone in the choir is perfectly in tune! Also, as promised to all in the choir – please pencil in Sunday 9th July for a performance in the foyer space at Symphony Hall for the big Community Spirit choir event.

Times for tomorrow (Weds 22nd):

3.35 – 4.15pm – Ukulele II (Josie, Joyce, Brenda)
4.30 – 5.45pm – Choir – Methodist Church
(arrive from 4.15pm to begin for 4.30pm)
4.45 – 5.15pm – Ukulele I (Tyrese, Kieran)

Drums – as usual, just let us know if you want to move times or come along to the 3.30pm slot …

3.30 – 4.00pm – Currently free
4.00 – 4.30pm – Rosa
4.30 – 5.00pm – Ricky
5.30 – 6.00pm – Claire
6.00 – 6.30pm – Janice
6.30 – 7.00pm – Kenzo

See you there!

Wednesday 1st February – new times!

Hi everyone,

As most of you will know from last week, we have a new timetable for choir, ukulele, guitar and drums beginning tomorrow … please note the new venue just for the choir, next door to the Community Centre in the Methodist Church. Everything else remains in the Community Centre as usual.

* 3.40pm – 4.20pm – Ukulele II (Josie, Joyce, Brenda)
* 4.30pm – 5.45pm – Community Choir – Methodist Church
(arrive from 4.15pm to begin for 4.30pm)
* 4.40pm – 5.10pm – Ukulele I (Tyrese, Kieran)
* 5.10pm – 5.40pm – Ukulele III (Denise, Claire)
* 6.00pm – 6.30pm – Guitar I (New Beginners)
* 6.30pm – 7.15pm – Guitar II (Dee, Tiana, Sarena, Janice, Brenda, Rosa, Marc)

* Drums … Book times with Joe here, from 3.40pm –

* Family performances … We’ll have several family performances in the Lodge beginning in late February, for toddlers up to primary school-aged children … when would be the best day (Sat/Sun) and time of day (morning/lunchtime/afternoon) for you to come along? Let us know!

Choir, Uke, Guitar and Drums / Weds 25th Jan

Hello everyone …

Another great performance from the choir at the weekend … congratulations! Tomorrow is the last week of choir being at its current time – we’ll pass round the new earlier times tomorrow (and via email/Facebook) for next week, along with times for the new beginner guitar group.

For tomorrow (Weds 25th):
3.45pm – Ukulele – young beginners (Tyrese)
4.10pm – Ukulele – Josie, Joyce, Brenda
4.45pm – Ukulele – Denise, Claire
5.15pm to 6.30pm – Choir … new members welcome!
6.45pm to 7.35pm – Guitar II – Dee, Tiana, Sarena, Janice, Brenda, Rosa, Marc

* Book drum times!
Our new electric drum kit has arrived! So everyone is spread out across the evening, you can book your time with Joe here – … just pop your name in one of the five slots when you can come. (Families or friends welcome to come together at the same time).

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Hello and a very Happy New Year everyone,

Congratulations to all who performed and helped to make a great Christmas concert in December … a brilliant debut and achievement!

We’re back at the Community Centre tomorrow with choir, guitar and ukulele. As ever, we can tweak the times to best suit everyone who wants to come along, so please let us know if anything is difficult for you to make … new members welcome to beginner guitar, ukulele and the choir!

– 4.00-4.35pm – Ukulele I (Josie, Joyce / New Beginners)
– 4.40-5.15pm – Ukulele II (Brenda, Denise, Claire)
– 5.15-6.30pm – Choir
– 6.40-7.15pm – Guitar I – New beginners
– 7.15-7.55pm – Guitar II (Dee, Tiana, Sarena, Janice, Brenda, Rosa)

See you there!

Sunday 11th December – Christmas Concert!

Hi everyone

A quick reminder of tomorrow’s free Christmas Concert at the Community Centre, between 2.00 and 5.00pm, featuring our very own Falcon Lodge Community Choir, two pieces from the brilliant beginner guitar group, plus special guests – the wonderful singer Sara Colman, flamenco guitarist Jamie Fekete, and singer/songwriter Robin Surgeoner.

The rough timings for the afternoon:
2.00pm – Doors open / tea and mince pies
2.20pm – FL Community Choir
2.35pm – Jamie Fekete / flamenco guitar
3.00pm – interval (more mince pies)
3.15pm – Guitar group
3.25pm – FL Community Choir
3.35pm – Robin Surgeoner
4.00pm – interval (extra mince pies!)
4.15pm – Sara Colman
5.00pm – ends

* Choir members – we’ll be meeting ready to have a quick warm-up and run through of the four pieces at the Community Centre from a little before 2pm.

See you there!

A Busy Week of Music!

Hi everyone,

A busy few days kicks off tomorrow (Tues) with the first performance of the Falcon Lodge Community Choir at the annual Father Christmas event at the Community Centre, just after 6.00pm. Our favourite jazzy marching brass band, Bostin Brass, will also be playing between 5.30-6.00pm at the Community Centre (and hopefully outside if it’s not too cold!), after spending the afternoon with children and staff at New Hall Primary School.

Tuesday 6th December – Just a reminder for everyone in the choir – we’ll be meeting for a rehearsal at the Methodist Church (Newdigate Rd) from 4.30pm, with Naomi arriving to start at 5.00pm. (Please also remember to try and leave space on the road for traffic and residents parking, thanks!)

On Wednesday, we’re back at the Community Centre with our usual choir rehearsal and guitar/ukulele lessons, ready for our afternoon concert this coming Sunday (2.00-5.00pm)! We’re very excited to be able to hear more from the choir, along with some of our instrumentalists performing for the first time on guitars. We also have three brilliant guests – the wonderful singer Sara Colman, flamenco guitarist Jamie Fekete, and Sutton-based singer/songwriter Robin Surgeoner. It would be great to see you all there (and please bring friends, neighbours and family along!) – entry is free, and we’ll have lots of mince pies!

Wednesday 7th December
(Community Centre, Churchill Rd)
Ukulele – 4.15pm – 5.05pm
Choir – 5.15pm – 6.30pm
Guitar – 6.45pm – 7.45pm

This will be our last choir rehearsal of the year until Wednesday 4th January. We’ll continue with guitar and ukulele lessons for another week, with our last session until the new year on Weds 14th December.

Sunday 11th December – Christmas Concert – 2-5pm
(Community Centre, Churchill Rd) …

Falcon Lodge Christmas 2016