The SYD Cast

Dear all SYD members, parents and friends;

As we've now made it to September it feels like time to update you on how things are going to work at SYD this coming year. Normally we would have had everyone registered for the forthcoming year by now, but we have decided to push registration back until after the October half-term. At this time we will be introducing our new bespoke registration system to replace MailChimp, which will make things easier for us.

As we can't predict the future we have had to make the difficult decision that SYD will not be producing musical shows in the 2020-21 season. This means that SYD Seniors will not produce a show in February, Juniors will not produce a show in May and 7s will not produce a show in July. Instead, our current plan is to work towards a concert in the Summer of 2021 in a similar style to the Shelford Feast. Current social distancing guidelines make it impossible to rehearse and we feel this will be the best course of action.

In light of this we have decided that SYD will be free of charge for all members this forthcoming year, for whatever we manage to do. When registration opens we would urge you all to register so that we can keep you up to date and let you know when we can back into the Marven Centre and rehearsing once again.

Lastly, to help subsidise this coming year Mark will be running the Sawston Fun Run on the 4th October. He is fundraising via his Just Giving page and would welcome any donations. It'll be cheaper than your usual SYD fees! If you would like to donate head over to

If you have questions about the forthcoming year or would like to discuss things further please email

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