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Due to the school holidays for Easter we will not have access to the school for the next 3 Monday nights. Band will resume on 24th April. Please remember to practice all of your music during the holidays!!

- Posted: 03-04-2017

Dynamica will be having an open night event on Monday 14th November. 6.45PM -> 7.15PM Dynamica, based in East Kilbride, is a not-for-profit charity aiming to provide low cost musical education to the highest standards for young people, but retaining the sense of fun it should have. Members of the main band are aged from P5 to S4 at present, with our junior band consisting of members from P4 to P7. We offer not only musical tuition (solo, group, full band) including performing and theory but also weekend residential trips, social nights, halloween parties etc. Making music fun! Dynamica is now recruiting new members! We are currently recruiting P4 - P7 age groups to start learning with the band from December 2016. No previous musical experience is required. We are also recruiting those in P5 - S5 who already play a brass instrument. Our next open night will be held at 6:45pm - 7:15pm on Monday 14th November 2016 within Castlefield Primary School, East Kilbride. This evening will allow children and parents to learn more about the band as well as providing a chance to try some of our different instruments. Please come along to learn more about becoming a member of Dynamica.

- Posted: 24-10-2016

No rehearsal on Monday 26th September 2016!
Due to school holiday.

- Posted: 24-09-2016

Dynamica Restarts Monday 11th January 2016
Dynamica rehearsals start back this Monday 11th January 2016. Junior band 6pm till 7pm. Senior Band 7pm till 9pm. Hope to see you all back and ready to learn our summer concert tunes.

- Posted: 10-01-2016

Final Reminder ANNUAL FANCY DRESS REHERSAL MONDAY 26/10/15 Our fancy dress rehersal will take place on Monday 26th of October 2015. A fantastic evening of fun and games has been organised by our junior leaders and staff and we hope everyone will come along and take part. This is a great chance for both bands to work together during games and activities. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. (If anyone does not wish to take part in the party they can of course attend for rehersal time only in their normal clothes) As such the rehersal times are as follows. 6pm - 7pm Junior Band Rehersal 7pm - 8pm FANCY DRESS PARTY (BOTH JUNIOR AND SENIOR BANDS) 8pm - 9pm Senior Band Rehersal Juniors will therefore finish at 8pm this week.

- Posted: 26-10-2015

Welcome back!
We hope you all have enjoyed your well deserved rest over the summer holidays and are looking forward to an exciting new term with Dynamica! We start back on Monday 17th August 2015 in Castlefield Primary at the usual times.

- Posted: 11-08-2015

DYNAMICA SUMMER CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS BAND DETAILS We ask that all band members are at the EK Arts Centre in time for a 3pm start. (STAFF / JUNIOR STAFF 2pm onwards) All band members should wear band uniform (Dynamica Polo Shirt, Black Trousers/Skirt and Black shoes) Please no jeans or trainers. Please could all band members also bring along a white school shirt for the performance itself. Dynamica ties will be provided. Please remember to bring your instrument, mouthpiece, valve oil and all music. PERFORMANCE DETAILS Doors will open to the concert at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7:00pm and conclude at 9:00pm. TICKETS Tickets are on sale now and available direct from East Kilbride Arts Centre priced at £5. Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Please call 01355 261000 or you can drop into the Arts Centre on Old Coach Road to purchase your tickets.

- Posted: 08-06-2015

Welcome Back!
After a really successful first night back after the summer break last week, we are all excited about the year ahead! Welcome back everyone!

- Posted: 24-08-2014

Reminder Bag Packing Cancelled
Just a reminder that the bag packing event planned for today 05/07/14 was cancelled prior to the concert and has been rearranged till after the summer break (September). Hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and continuing to practice regularly.

- Posted: 05-07-2014

Dynamica Open Night 28/04/14
Dynamica Open Evening We will be holding our next open evening for potential new starts will be 6:30pm till 7pm on Monday 28th April 2014, Castlefield Primary School, Lickprivick Rd, EK We are currently recruiting P6/P7 age group for our beginners band as well as P5-S4 ages who already play a brass instrument. Parents and kids are invited to come along and find out about the band, see what we can offer and kids can have a try at some of our many instruments. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested in joining Dynamica

- Posted: 25-04-2014

Tickets are now available for our 2014 race night! Friday 2nd May 2014 7pm till 11:45pm St Vincents Hall, EK A great night out for all the family Tickets can be obtained from any member of staff at practices or by contacting the band mobile number. Tickets are limited so will be first come first served. £5 for adults, £2.50 for kids (under 5's free) Includes Buffet

- Posted: 23-03-2014

Bagpacking Result
Well done to everyone who came along to today's fundraiser at Sainsburys, Kingsgate, EK. We have raised a fantastic sum of £666! Thanks to all band members, parents and family members who worked so hard! Thanks also to the store for allowing us in yet again.

- Posted: 08-12-2013

Sunday 8th December 2013 Fundraising Bagpack at Sainsburys, Kingsgate East Kilbride 11AM TILL 5PM All members should wear there Dynamica polo shirts and if possible all should be accompanied by a parent / guardian. SHIFT 1 is 11AM UNTIL 3PM SHIFT 2 is 1PM UNTIL 5PM CHRISTMAS CONCERT Sunday 15th December 2013 7PM - 8:30PM As you will be aware our annual Christmas Concert is just a few weeks away. We ask that all band members are at the Righead URC in time for a 3pm start. They are required to be in Full Concert Uniform; Dynamica Polo Shirt, Black Trousers/Skirt and Black shoes. Please no jeans or trainers. Please bring a white school shirt for the performance. However, decorating instruments with tinsel and wearing Santa hats etc are welcomed! Doors will open to the concert at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7pm. We hope that as many friends and family will come along to see the concert, support Dynamica and enjoy a great night of festive entertainment followed by some Tea and cakes to finish at 8:30PM. Entry is free and we hope that you enjoy our Christmas Performance.

- Posted: 03-12-2013

Happy Halloween!
It's that time of year again! All band members are asked to come along in their Halloween costumes at 6pm this Monday 28th for Halloween Games, our Best Dressed Competition and some Spooky Musical Activities. Normal Practice will resume from 7:15pm. It'll be a Spooktacular night!

- Posted: 26-10-2013

Dynamica Recruitment 2013
Dynamica is now recruiting new members! We are currently recruiting P4 - P7 age groups to start learning with the band in Autumn 2013. No previous musical experience is required. If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending please advise them to get in touch.

- Posted: 26-08-2013

Summer Concert Success!
Our 2013 Summer Concert was a tremendous success! Well done and thank you to everyone involved in making it such as enjoyable night! Keep watching for news on our plans for the new season...enjoy the summer and remember to keep practicing!

- Posted: 11-06-2013

Final countdown
Preparations are underway for the summer concert tomorrow night. Look forward to seeing you all there.

- Posted: 08-06-2013

Dynamica's first fundraising race night will be held on Saturday 9th of February 2013 within The Royal British Legion Club in East Kilbride. A night of racing, raffle, DJ and even a roll and sausage at half time! Tickets priced just £2.50 are available from David McClounie at any practice. 18+ only due to licensing. Please invite your family and friends along too to help support Dynamica and enjoy a great night out! Update 05/02/13 As discussed on Monday, for anyone who is struggling with childcare on Saturday and that's preventing them attending the Racenight. We have receieved a very limited number of places available for children / under 18's which are available by contacting David Mcclounie on the band mobile number. These are allocated on a first come first served basis.

- Posted: 07-01-2013

Dynamica Xmas Concert and Quiz Saturday 15th December 7pm We would ask that all band members are at the Righead URC in time for a 3pm start. Full Concert Uniform; Dynamica Polo Shirt, Black Trousers/Skirt and Black shoes. Doors will open to the concert at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7pm. This year the concert will take a slightly different format that in previous years. The band's musical performances will be combined with a quiz. With that in mind, we hope that as many friends and family will come along to see the concert, support Dynamica and enjoy a great night of festive entertainment. Entry is free (donations welcomed at the door) and we hope that you enjoy our Christmas Performance

- Posted: 07-12-2012

New Venue for this year's music residential!
Following on from the feedback we have received in 2011/2012 we have decided to try a new venue for our music residentials. Our first residential of 2012/2013 will be held at the Arran Outdoor Education Centre on 17th-19th August. We have a fun filled weekend planned and exciting new music for this session to discover! The cost of this trip will be heavily subsidised through our fundraising and will cost you only £30 - payable to David McClounie on Friday before departure. If you have any questions please call us on 07732 086058 or email us at

- Posted: 13-08-2012

Summer Concert 2012- a great success!
Well done to all our band members and staff who made our summer concert a huge success! You all worked really hard this year and the progress the band has made was evident last night. Enjoy the summer! Remember to keep an eye on our website- for upcoming events!!!

- Posted: 24-06-2012

Open Night!
Dynamica is having an open night to recruit new members from 6pm at Castlefield Primary! If you are unable to attend and are interested in joining, please contact us via our online enquiries at the top of the page!

- Posted: 11-06-2012

Sunday 10th June Concert Rehearsal - CANCELLED
Unfortunately due to the hall facilities now being made unavailable we have had to cancel this rehearsal. Sunday 17th June is still on at Righead - concert rehearsal will start at 1pm.

- Posted: 05-06-2012

Mossneuk Performance
Senoir Band performance at Mossneuk Primary on Saturday 9th June. Please arrive in Dynamica uniform at 12pm. Performace will last until 1pm approx.

- Posted: 29-05-2012

Thank you to those who have already returned their questionnaire. A reminder to those who haven't yet- we would appreciate that completed forms are posted back in the envelope provided by this weekend, in order that your feedback can be processed before the end of our summer term.

- Posted: 03-05-2012

Summer Concert Tickets Now On Sale!!
Please be advised that tickets for our summer concert are now available to buy from the EK Art's Centre: 01355 261000, tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis

- Posted: 03-05-2012

Looking ahead to Summer concert!
The Easter holidays are nearly here! It's a great opportunity for extra practice at home! Our summer concert will be here before we know it! Check out our EVENT DIARY to see details of rehearsals!

- Posted: 20-03-2012

Successful Spring Residential!
This years spring residential has been really successful. Everyone worked extremely hard on our new music and had a great time! We's like to thank all our members for their hard work and great behaviour at the weekend.

- Posted: 23-02-2012

February Residential Weekend
We are pleased to annouce our first residential weekend of 2012 will be held at Carronvale House on 4th and 5th February. Meeting at Righead 8:30AM on Saturday and returning by 6PM to Righead on the Sunday. The cost per person is £50 payable by Monday 16th January 2012.

- Posted: 03-01-2012

Welcome Back!
We hope you all have enjoyed your well deserved rest over the festive season and are looking forward to an exciting 2012 with Dynamica! We start back on Monday 9th January 2012 in Castlefield Primary at the usual times.

- Posted: 03-01-2012

See you in January!
Following our successful concert on Saturday we will not be meeting for a practice on Monday 12th. Please note the event at the west kirk on 24th December has been cancelled.

- Posted: 12-12-2011

7.30pm on Saturday @ Righead URC - Dynamica Concert
senior & intermediate band to meet @ 3pm - juniors @ 4.30 dinner will be provided before concert.

- Posted: 07-12-2011

Band practice on as scheduled
Main roads are clear - car park is snowy but passable! See you all soon. Please contact the band phone if you can't make it. Thanks.

- Posted: 05-12-2011

Congratulations to David & Carolyn! Now known as Mr. & Mrs Lambert they are back on "the rock" - namely Arran - and we all wish them every happiness now they are married. The staff had a fantastic day at the wedding and this photo was just one of the highlights!

- Posted: 11-10-2011

August Restart, Monday 22nd
We hope you have all had a great summer and are looking forward to the start back for another year. Keep an eye on your letterbox for details & dates for next session as well as information on our exciting plans for 2011 & 2012.

- Posted: 06-08-2011

Concert tickets on sale now....
Tickets for the summer concert on Saturday June 11th are now on sale from the box office of the East Kilbride Arts Centre. Start 7.30 pm.

- Posted: 06-06-2011

Bagpacking at Morrisons

A big thank you to everyone for making today's bagpacking a huge success for Dynamica.

Firstly to the shoppers of Morrison's in Lindsayfield a huge thanks for their generosity. Also to Dianne and Peggy who coordinated everything for us, to all the members and to the parents who came along to make sure that we had the required mix of people on each till. Thank you.

- Posted: 19-04-2011

Music medal dates/times

Confirmed details for the Music Medal exams on SUNDAY APRIL 3rd at Righead URC.

12:30  Paul, Rachael, Callum, Shaun

13:00 Rachel B, Kara

13:15 Samantha, Jack

14:00 Louise B, Lewis

14:30 Andrew, Cameron

14:45 Ross, Alasdair, Kenny

15:00 Molly, Allan, Briagh, Louise

15:15 Christopher, Lee, Louise N

- Posted: 19-04-2011

Saturday April 2nd - Fundraising

Please remember that we have our bagpacking day at Morrisons in Lindsayfield, East Kilbride this Saturday, April 2nd. This is a chance for the parents fundraising group to generate some funds which will go towards subsidising the costs of the activies we run. Please be at the store in time for your shift and look out for the Dynamica staff at the tills to find out where you will be stationed. Breaks and locations will be managed by our parent helpers, the staff will deal with the other arrangements including receiving and releasing the members as they arrive and finish their shifts.

- Posted: 02-04-2011

Windows of the World Concert

Well done to all our youngsters for the terrific performance we delivered at the Hamilton Town House concert on Thursday night. Hopefully the audience all enjoyed range of pieces as we went from Sweden to Scotland through the Caribbean. And thanks to all of our staff and helpers for their efforts in pulling it together.

- Posted: 21-03-2011

Hamilton Concert - Performance arrangements

Venue : Hamilton Town House Auditorium, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH. All members to arrive 6.45 pm through the front entrance, and proceed to our designated dressing rooms backstage. UNIFORM TO BE WORN - T-Shirt, Black Trousers/Skirt (no denims), Black Shoes.

Audience should enter using the main auditorium entrance which is on Lower Auchingramont Road. The show starts at 7.30 pm and is anticipated to be finished by 9.30pm approximately. Dynamica will be on stage throughout the first half of the concert, and will re-appear as part of the finale. Please note we have been informed photography is not allowed in the auditorium.

- Posted: 18-02-2011

Hamilton Concert - Wednesday Dress Rehersal

Please arrange to drop your youngster(s) at the venue at 6.55pm. Drive into the car park on Lower Auchingramont Road and through the barrier entry to the venue's restricted parking area for drop off.

Also use the same car park for collection at 8.15pm. We are advised that you must collect your youngster(s) from the entrance on Lower Auchingramont Road - one of our staff will come out to the reception area when the youngsters are finished and we will not release them from the Town House until we know a parent is there to collect them. Please let us know if you are car sharing.

Casual dress is acceptable that evening.

- Posted: 18-02-2011

Broomlee residential arrangements...

Travel arrangements are as follows:
Saturday 12th February - Leaving @ 8:00AM, Westwood Hill Bus Stop
Sunday 13th September - Returning @ 6:30PM, Westwood Hill Bus Stop

Bedding and en-suite shower facilities are provided, however ensure your child has the following items:
Trumpet/Trombone/Mellophone & Mouthpiece
Valve Oil/Practice Mute (if issued), Music Folder
2 x Full Change of Clothes, Outdoor (Waterproof) Jacket
Hand & Bath Towel, Medications, Toiletries, Pyjamas
A small amount of money as there will be a tuckshop available. 

We have several new elements within the programme which will make it even more interesting and hopefully more beneficial to the teaching delivered too. Many thanks for your continued support.

- Posted: 14-02-2011

SLC Concert tickets
A letter has been issued (posted to Junior band members) to confirm arrangements for you to purchase tickets for the "Windows on the World" concert at the Hamilton Town House auditorium. Priced 5 we will be able to supply tickets for either the stalls (ground floor) or the gallery (upstairs looking down on the stage) and they will be available at 7pm on Monday evenings.

- Posted: 07-02-2011

Spring - Summer Diary Issued
...a list of every practice between now and the summer has been issued to each member - so if you don't have a copy please ask Brian at the door on Monday evenings.

- Posted: 07-02-2011

Welcome back,,,
We are glad to confirm our re-start in Castlefield Primary on Monday January 10th. Usual times for both Junior and Seniors bands.

- Posted: 12-01-2011

Christmas Concert
Thanks to everyone for a tremendous night at Saturday's Christmas Concert. A very festive, and snowy, way to bring the first half of the year to a close. We can now all start to look forward to a fantastic 2011 with lots of exciting events already lined up.

- Posted: 04-01-2011

Mossneuk School Fair
We have had a very nice note from the organisers of the Mossneuk School Fair to say thanks to everyone for supporting their event last weekend by turning up and playing Christmas Carols which has helped raise over 3,000 for school funds. Well done from us!

- Posted: 20-12-2010

Practice cancelled
Band practice tonight (6th December) has been cancelled as South Lanarkshire Council have closed Castlefield P.S. due to the adverse weather conditions.

- Posted: 07-12-2010

Another weekend of fabulous teaching and learning at West Linton near Edinburgh saw us starting to get to grips with a new batch of music for the new session, and with a healthy dollop of fun thrown in for all those attending. Well done to all our youngsters for enjoying themselves in each other company so well.

- Posted: 11-11-2010

Dynamica's New Parents Group!

Dynamica continue to increase their musical talents as well as our numbers, with our junior band now looking to join the senior band -it is time to look at future horizons! To enable us to expand, grow and follow through on some of  the more exciting ideas we need to raise some funds. We have formed a parents group who will take the lead in arranging fundraising for us. To kick start this new initiative they are organising a sponsered silence for Sept 20th! A letter is in the post to all members with the details. Any questions or if you feel like joining us please contact a member of staff at practice!

- Posted: 30-08-2010

Broomlee - Going Soon!
Dynamica will be visiting the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on the weekend of 11th/12th September for their residential teaching weekend.

All Dynamica members are invited and we ask that to secure your place your payment is made promptly to Brian Lambert. Further details have been provided via letter so if you dont have the details, please let us know...

- Posted: 26-08-2010

The final scores are in....

Well done to our main prize winners for session 2009-2010:

Best Newcomer - Alasdair Riley

Endeavour Trophy - Jack Callaghan

Runner Up Award, Brass Section - Paul Nally

Winner, Brass Award - Callum Neil

Dynamica Cup Winner - Gavin Russell

- Posted: 26-08-2010

Pizza Hut Style!
After an afternoon of learning new music and a lot of work practicing, Dynamica members were treated to a trip to Pizza Hut on Saturday. Enjoyed by all, ice cream factory included!

- Posted: 24-08-2010

Sell out audience applauds summer concert...
Congratulations go to all our youngsters who put on a fantastic performance last night at our Summer Concert for 2010 in the East Kilbride Arts Centre theatre. With every ticket sold before the concert began it was always going to be a very exciting night for the members, and judging from the comments and feedback afterwards, it was a very enjoyable night for the audience too. Well done on a great year and enjoy your summer - see you all in August.

- Posted: 17-08-2010

The final countdown....
Yesterday saw the current Junior Band join with the Senior Band, playing for the first time as a whole ensemble as we begin the final countdown to the summer concert. Well done to all our youngsters for a terrific practice on a very hot Sunday afternoon - the sound was amazing and will be a real treat for everyone attending the concert. And topped off by another amazing night at the Royal Marines Band concert in Glasgow's City Halls...lots of amazing performances, one of the drummers talking to our youngsters, and a Marine playing tuba in a, they're not making that story up!

- Posted: 08-06-2010

Christian Aid event applauds Dynamica...
Last night was Dynamica's first public performance concert performance as part of a local youth event to celebrate the launch of Christian Aid 2010. With the exception of some of our parents who came along for the event, the vast majority of those who attended had never seen or heard of Dynamica previously, and the reaction afterwards was very positive. Well done to our Senior band for their performance, and also to all the other performers on the night.

- Posted: 31-05-2010

Concert tickets now on sale
Tickets for Dynamica's 2010 Summer Concert are now on sale. Tickets have to be bought from the box office at the East Kilbride Arts Centre, either by dropping in to the main office on Old Coach Road or by calling 01355 276666.

- Posted: 31-05-2010

Junior band promotions
Well done to Katie and Ross who became our first Junior Band members to move up to the Senior Band. They also attended the Carronval teaching weekend where their progress was even more impressive as they learnt the Trumpet 3 parts for this summer's concert pieces. We look forward to more of the Junior Band moving into the Senior Band in August 2010.

- Posted: 08-03-2010

Dynamica launches Carronvale Weekend
Dynamica has announced details to our Senior Band members for their February trip to Carronvale House where we will have our first resdiential teaching and rehearsal event. As well as being a fantastic learning event, its sure to be loads of fun too.

- Posted: 28-01-2010

Christmas Concert
Dynamica's 2009 Christmas Concert was voted an overwhelming success with hardly a seat to be had in the house! With more than thirty playing members, and audience that was close to 100 we had a fantastic night, everyone was commenting on how much progress the youngsters have made since last year's Christmas Concert. On this basis you'll need to be in quick to guarantee your tickets for the Arts Centre in the Summer - remember there's only 96 seats to be had there!

- Posted: 11-01-2010

Dynamica opens beginner's class
Dynamica has now launched a Junior Band for young people who have no previous experience of playing or reading music. The group meets between 5.30 pm and 6.45 pm each Monday night in Canberra Primary School. If you would like to find out more, or want to join, please contact us.

- Posted: 21-10-2009

New session details
Dynamica restarts for the 2009 - 2010 session on Monday August 17th in Canberra Primary School.
New members should attend the Beginners Class from 5.30 until 6.45pm.
Existing members return from 7pm until 9pm.
See you then.

- Posted: 31-07-2009

One Day To Go....
Well done to all our younger members last night at their last practice. Only 24 hours left to get your tickets! See you at the Arts Centre.

- Posted: 20-06-2009

Dynamica goes back to school....
The staff from Dynamica will be attending Schools Fairs at three of East Kilbride's primary schools this week to help promote Dynamica and open our work to new members. We will be at Heathery Knowe on Friday night, along with East Milton and Mossneuk on Saturday, so if you are interested in finding out more about us and our work please come and say hello.

- Posted: 02-06-2009

Concert Tickets Now Available
Tickets for Dynamica's Summer Concert to be held in East Kilbride Arts Centre on Sunday June 21st 2009 at 7.30 p.m. are now available from the box office at the Arts Centre on Old Coach Road. Alternatively call them on 01355 261000 to book. Prices 5 each, and 3 concessions.

- Posted: 04-05-2009

Summer Concert Confirmed!
Our annual summer concert will be held at East Kilbride Arts Centre on the evening of Sunday June 21st 2009. Please mark this in your diary - performers from 5pm, with concert starting at 7.30p.m.  More details, including ticket arrangements, after the Easter holidays. Enjoy your break.

- Posted: 31-03-2009

EK Shopping Centre
Our thanks to the East Kilbride Shopping Centre Community Fund who yesterday presented us with a cheque for 1,000 to help fund the development of our work. Watch out for the photo in the East Kilbride News very soon....

- Posted: 08-03-2009

East Kilbride Shopping Centre Supports Dynamica
East Kilbride Shopping Centre have announced they are awarding their December Community Fund support to Dynamica. Our grateful thanks to them for their support - a presentation will be arranged in the near future.

- Posted: 19-12-2008

Dynamica at Heathery Knowe
Dynamica staff visited Heathery Knowe Primary School in East Kilbride this week and gave a short talk to the youngsters in Primary 5, 6 and 7 introducing the band, the range of instruments we use, and showing a short video about our practices. At the end of the session we left fliers for all the young people to take home. Our thanks to all the staff at Heathery Knowe for their interest and support, and we look forward to welcoming some of the pupils, and their parents, to our Open Night on January 12th at 7.30 p.m. in Canberra Primary School.

- Posted: 09-12-2008

Dynamica at Mossneuk Primary
If you are going along to visit the Mossneuk Primary School Christmas Fayre on Saturday 6th Decemeber from 10am until noon, look out for Dynamica. We'll be there to show some of the equipment and instruments we have available and talk to young people and parents about joining Dynamica in January.

- Posted: 02-12-2008