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End of Spring Term 2017

Category : Concerts , News

Well, it’s been another fantastic term, and before we crack open the Easter eggs we thought we’d revisit some of our highlights!

To mark the end of term, we returned to the welcoming venue of St Mary’s church for a special concert featuring performances by some of our younger and less experienced students. Lots of hard work went in to the event and the performers delighted a packed audience. We were also excited to be able to give out so many certificates to students progressing in their exams. A big thank you and well done goes out to all involved!

The community and family choir had a busy term preparing for their debut at the Peterborough music festival. The choir had a great morning at the Key Theatre listening to various styles of choirs, and were given a commendation for their own offering, with lots of positive feedback.


Choir runs from 10 to 11 on a Saturday morning, all are welcome!

This term, the HUMS big band performed for the Lions’ Centennial dinner dance, playing a mixture of old favourites and some numbers new to the band, including a fabulous rendition of the classic ‘Feeling Good’ by our singer Claire Hurd (who was actually feeling rather poorly!). We couldn’t film on the night, but here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of the sound check.

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Catch the Big Band at the Leighton Bromswold annual bike fest on 10th June! [www.bromswoldbikefest.org]

Spring term also saw the start of our new, free, junior music workshops for children aged 4-6. There are stories, songs, rhymes, and all sorts of exciting instruments to discover. Sessions run 11:45-12:15 on Saturdays.

And finally, we welcomed two new tutors to the HUMS family, Jade and Patrick. Due to increased demand we are now looking for more tutors, particularly for piano and singing. Spread the word!

Have a lovely break, remember to practice, and we’ll see you on the 22nd April 2017.


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Outstanding Exam Result

Category : News

John our guitar teacher enters our students for RGT exams.

Today one of them brought her certificate to show us.

We were stunned to see that she had gained a mark of 99.5%, I think that this is the most outstanding exam result We have ever seen.

So big congratulations goes to Sarah Eliff for such an amazing result and of course to John for his fabulous tuition.


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Wedding Anniversary Party

Category : Events

Big Band performing at Alan & Amanda’s 30th Wedding Anniversary Party

A wonderful evening!

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Free Music event at Huntingdon Library

Category : Events

Huntingdon Music School Fun Day at the Library

If you go to Huntingdon Library on Saturday 9th April, you’re sure of a noisy surprise!

Huntingdonshire Music School is taking over the library for the day, and it promises to be anything but quiet. Children of primary school age are invited to go along to try out different musical experiences and collect stamps on a special Fun Day Passport.

This free event will offer children the chance to join in with activities such as singing in a pop up choir and creating sound effects for an interactive story, with 30 minute sessions running throughout the day.

The fun starts at 10:30 and finishes at 14:30, there’s no need to book, and if your child does find their inner musician there are even free taster sessions at the Music School up for grabs.

For more information about the Huntingdonshire Music School visit http://huntsmusicschool.org.uk/

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Former Music School Student in concert.

Category : News

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Robert Burton is a formed music school student and will be performing in a concert in London on 18th February.
If you are interested please contact the ticket line mentioned on the attached flier.


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Family Choir

Category : Ensembles

New Family Choir
First rehearsal of the Huntingdonshire Music School’s new choir.

10.00-11.00
Huntingdonshire Regional College.

Free this term only £25 per term thereafter.

Kindly Sponsored by HuMSA

Free Car parking.
Coffee bar open for purchase of refreshments – get your cookies while stocks last!

Open to: Everyone / Public
Cost: Free this term.


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Dates for 2015-2016

Category : Timetables

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Huntingdonshire Music School At The George Hotel

Category : Concerts

Huntingdonshire music school was very privileged to have been able to hold it’s Summer Concert at The George Hotel this year.

It was touch and go as to whether the weather would be kind to us, but the sun came out in time.

The concert began with out little flute group, newly formed especially for this concert.

Following this was the Advanced Concert Band, see picture below and our Saxophone ensemble.

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The second half began with the senior string group

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Our fantastic folk group was up next – without music as always.

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Our grand finale was provided by our fantastic and very busy big band.

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Huntingdonshire Music School would like to thank all staff, students and families for supporting this concert,The George Hotel, Huntingdon for allowing us to use this fantastic venue and the weather for being kind to us in the end!


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Tea with a swing

Category : Concerts , Ensembles

Huntingdonshire Music School Big Band has had a very busy year this year.

The Band have a fantastic repertoire of 40’s music and have been putting this to good use at many events this year. Dressed for the occasion they have entertained crowds at several 40’s themed events this year including the Warboys World War II 70th Anniversary Fete on Saturday 27th May. One member of the band described this event as follows. Gorgeous Weather and marvelous music! Appreciative Audience and tea in Jasmine Beryl Ware cups and saucers! When it finally comes the band we hope that the band enjoy a well deserved summer break. You can catch them next at an open rehearsal in Huntingdon Library on 19th September 2015.

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HuMSA on Tour

Category : Concerts , Tours

A Letter from Marburg

Dear Mum and Dad

I have just got back from a busy few days away, and have now come back for a rest

My german speaking skills are a little bit to be desired, well actually they are non-existent, but I did learn how to say cheers, good morning, good evening and thank you. Everyone speaks english and everyone made us so welcome.

We (the Huntingdon Music School) went to Marburg-Biedenkopf, there was 22 of us playing. We left at 2.45 am from Huntingdon on the Thursday by coach, taking our instruments with us. I am glad I only have a flute to look after, Martin had to look after a double bass! We went via the Ferry and took all day to get to Bad Endbach, Bruxelles was the worst stretch of road, there were road works and traffic jams. We stayed in a B&B, which was nice. I had my own room overlooking the garden. Breakfast was meats and bread, there was no porridge :(.

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The first night (Thursday) we played at Marburg, it was a cool evening and we played in the market square of the town, along with other performers. We were the only orchestra that went along. We wore black tops and black skirts or trousers. I noticed that everyone else wore national costumes and were singing and dancing, their costumes were really nice and a lot of effort had gone into the dresses.

Friday we did not play but went to shopping and in the afternoon and visited Griefenstein Castle. We saw the ‘world bells’ there, it was interesting to hear how they managed to keep the bells a secret, others would have wanted to melt them and make canons. There was a medieval festival taking place and we tried honey ale. There was also old fashioned ice cream, which was nice, not too dissimilar from nowadays.

On Saturday afternoon we played at Kirchhain, we played the same music. We played in a different order but we had a different audience. The weather was hot, very sunny, (I borrowed a hat and used some sun cream), my hands were sweaty and my flute was hot, I didn’t enjoy it. I think we played really well and this was our best concert, we really got the audience joining in, thanks to our bus driver I think.

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On Sunday it was our day to introduce the performance, we played a marching tune, I can’t remember the name (we have given back all the music) Prince Williams March?), we also played Jaguar, another marching piece of music. The audience were not so willing to join in with us, it wasn’t the same as the day before.

The other pieces that we played were ‘Shepherds Hey’ English Morris Dance, Fantasy on an Irish Clogging Tune, English sea song suite: The saucy arethusa, Farewell and adieu (spanish ladies), Tom Bowling and Jack’s the lad (the sailor’s hornpipe), you will recognise two of the pieces from the Last night of the proms. We didn’t get the same response from our crowd and there was no-one with a horn!

It was a good experience, it was nice to go and play as an orchestra.

Love Jane


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