GREAT NEWS! We're coming back!
From May 17th ROCKITS should be able to sing outside in groups of up to 30 people. Watch this space for venues and times
And once all restrictions have been lifted and we are allowed back inside, our days & times will be as follows:-
ROCKITS MESSENGER - READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
Hello Rockits and Ramblers.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so pleased for spring to arrive. It’s been almost a year since the very first lockdown and we have seen so many changes during this time. My heartfelt sympathies to those who lost someone dear, I hope you are surrounded by family and friends and will soon feel the warmth of the sun on your face again. To those who have been unwell or struggled through these long months, take your time and you’ll gradually reach your destination, we can’t wait to see you again when you’re good and ready.
The Rockits show choir got renamed and is now the Heart of Kent Show Choir. The “Hearties” kept going through thick and thin, to ensure we helped our charities despite being in lockdown. It was lovely to welcome so many Rockits into the show choir this year.
In the last year, Head Office has acquired several new grand babies, we’ve put on weight (oops!) and learnt some new tricks. While at home, like most, we found a renewed desire to grow more in our gardens, bake more in our kitchens and clean out our lofts; I wonder if we will continue? Mostly, once we get back to some form of normality, I hope we remember how we missed our pals and our fun times together, and appreciate them all the more.
The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s impossible to make firm plans, but it looks likely will be back at singing this summer, along with our new group in Singleton, Ashford. I want to make our return safe, gradual and relaxed, as I am sure you all need to catch up with family and friends and get out and about. Lots of us also need to find our mojo once again!
Tractorfest is set to return in August 2021 - I am so excited and have ordered new wellies and a tutu. I’ve put together a lovely set of Tractorfest songs for us to learn - including the YMCA! I can just see us on the trailer stage in our Village People outfits, haha. This year, we will also be manning the Tractorfest community tea tent, giving us a lovely place to meet, misbehave, drink Prosecco and eat cake.
We are going to start Zoom sessions for everyone in June and start work on the new songs - don’t panic if you are rubbish with tech, we will guide your through it. We also plan a Grand Garden Party at Rosina’s place in Sandhurst on Sunday 8th August, to sing, socialise, smile and tighten up our festival songs. Phew…I am SO ready to start to live again!
Hope to see you all very soon. Much love Max xxxxx
AUGUST 21st & 22nd
Yee Haw! We can now look forward to this summer's Rockit highlight - Biddenden Tractorfest
Don your cowboy hat and watch this space - it shouldnt be too long now before we can all sing together again
There will be plenty of reason why you will want to be at Tractorfest for the WHOLE WEEKEND so write it in big letters in your diary. SATURDAY is the day when ROCKITS take to the trailer stage with their festival set of songs
"As we fly into a nippy March, I am still feeling a bit under the weather, but soldiering on with my March goals. . . "
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