Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who can apply to join the group ?

Any boy from the age of 8 upwards.

2. What standard do I have to be to join ?
If you enjoy singing, we’d love to hear from you.

3. How much does it cost ?
There is a membership fee (Currently £22 per term). The cost of any tours or trips we may arrange is extra, although we will always attempt to assist in cases of hardship in order that no-one is denied access on financial grounds.

4. Who works with the group ?
CVB will be directed by Thom Meredith. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Thom was educated at Lawnswood School, Leeds and then Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was awarded an Exhibition for conducting the Chapel Choir (1985 - 1987). Following a PGCE qualification from the University of Leeds, he taught Music in schools including four years as Head of Music at Colne Valley High School. Thom’s career involvement with young people continues in his current post as Principal of the Kirklees Music School (KMS). The Music School's concerts, involving choirs and many varied instrumental ensembles from throughout Kirklees, have become established over the years as excellent showcases of young musical talent.

5. How do I go about joining ?
If you are interested in joining CVB, please fill in the on-line application form or if you have any further questions use the contact page on this site or contact : Linda Houston CVB administrator on 01484 658188.

6. When do you rehearse ?
Every Monday in term time. The rehearsal starts at 5.30pm prompt till 6.30pm for younger voices, they are joined by the changing voices at 6 till 6.30pm and then the changing voices continue till 7pm, at Slaithwaite Conservative Club - doors open 5.15pm.

7. Do parents have to stay during the rehearsal ?
It is not a requirement that parents stay as there are sufficient volunteers to monitor the boys. However, if you wish to stay you are more than welcome.

8. Do I have to be from the Colne Valley ?
Just like the male voice choir you do not have to be from the Colne Valley area and all boys are welcome.

9. As a parent how can I help ?
Parents have an active role in ensuring the smooth running of the organisation through membership of the Board and we are always happy to receive constructive comments and feedback.

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