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Wedding Anniversary Party

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

A wonderful evening!




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Free Music event at Huntingdon Library

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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


Posted by Rebecca

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HuMS takes over Huntingdon Library

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HuMS took over Huntingdon Library Today and made lots of noise!
This event was to bring HuMS to the general public, giving them a chance to try out instruments and ensembles or just to sit back and listen to some live music.
Thank you to all of those who helped and attended it was great to see you all!

Posted by Rebecca

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Want to Sing with a Big Band as Your Backing Group? Sing with Swing Workshop (19th March)

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Saturday 19th March, 2pm 5pm and Sunday 20th March, 10am 6pm, Buckden

The Sing with Swing Workshop 2011 is being led by professional singer, Bridget Hardy in Buckden on the afternoon of Saturday 19th March 2011, 2pm 5pm and the morning of Sunday 20th March, 10am 1pm. The workshop will include individual master classes and cover singing in the swing style and microphone technique.

At 2pm the HuMS Big Band will join the workshop providing live backing for all the singers. Please select three songs from the provided list at the time of booking.

Participants may be invited to join the HuMS Big Band in a fund raising concert on Friday 25th March, 7.30pm a great opportunity to lead a song and show off to friends and family the skills learnt and developed at the Sing with Swing Workshop 2011. Tickets for this event will be on sale at the workshop, costing just £5.

For further details contact Julian, tel. 07791 723 852

There are only 20 workshop places in total so don’t hang around!

This workshop has been organised by HuMSA (Huntingdonshire Music School Association), a registered charity supporting musical education in the Huntingdonshire region through provision of bursaries to children and other activities

Posted by maestro

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HUMS Dating Agency – Meet Your Fantasy Instrument!

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Taster Day, Saturday 23rd May


The music school are holding a taster day on Saturday 23rd May between 09:00 to 13:00 at the Huntingdonshire Regional College in Huntingdon.

Come and find out what happens. Have a try on various instruments and see if we can [pair you up with one. Ever fancied trying and instrument but never quite summoned up the courage? Don’t be put off – don’t let age or anything else stop you – just come and have a chat.

There will be lots of students of all ages and teachers to talk to you. You can listen to a band rehearsing (we’ll be practising for our Norfolk tour this summer). You can find out about the different ways of begging, borrowing, leasing or buying an instrument (and we should have some local suppliers on hand to provide expert advice). Come and see what we get up to when we’re not in the college – either by way of performing outside (e.g. 14th June at the Riverside Park in Huntingdon between 14:30 and 16:30) or travelling elsewhere.

It’s good fun, it’s very sociable and you’re never too old or too young to have a go.

Don’t put it off. This isn’t a dress rehearsal and it’s no good wondering ‘what if’ later on!




  • BBC Play It Again – where famous celebrities, not exactly in their first flush of youth, learned to play an instrument and performed in the public eye
  • Fun education site – good guide to instruments and learning music

Posted by madmusician

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HUMS Clarinettist Stuns Emperor Penguin

Category : Concerts , Events

Keith Stuns Penguin

Keith Stuns Penguin

I suppose it had to happen. Not content with playing in the bowels of the RRS Les Dawson, Keith decided to practice in front of a larger audience. Usually this is a good thing and we would advise any music student to practice in front of strange folks in order to build up confidence. Keith took this advice to heart but being unable to find any humans willing to endure instead decided that the local wildlife in Antarctica would do. I don’t think that the BAS have conducted any studies on the tolerance of the penguin to such noise but hope that it doesn’t affect fertility (penguins!). Those with a keen eye will notice that 1 penguin in the centre appears to have been stunned (or at least has found something better to do). 😉

It does remind of a Creature Comforts clip. I just wonder what the penguins are saying…!

As Keith himself says:-

I was on the afterdeck working when this lot turned up. They’ve been loitering around the ship (which is moored up at Brunt Ice Shelf at the moment) for a couple of days now, and I got Bruce to take this. As you will see, he’s enthusiastic about fill-in flash. These are Emperor Penguins (as if you didn’t know).

Nice scenery.

Posted by maestro

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1940s Night

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old_microphoneOn Saturday 27 September, the HUMS Big Band (Swing Band) will be presenting an evening of music and dancing from the 1940’s.
The venue is Buckden Millennium Hall and tickets cost £10 each, which includes a fish & chip supper and your first drink. A licensed bar is available for any further drinks!

It will be a fun evening and 1940’s costume is optional but encouraged!

If you would like tickets, contact Lesley Scanlon phone: 01487 822930. A poster is attached. Ticket numbers are limited, so don’t miss out!
Open to: Everyone / Public
Cost: £10

Posted by maestro

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