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HuMS takes over Huntingdon Library

Category : Events

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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. Click here to see a list of the most popular HTV vinyls
Thank you to all of those who helped and attended it was great to see you all!

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Play (Music ;-) )with Others

Category : Ensembles

At present, ensembles with the exception of the Folk Group rehearse on a Saturday Morning at Huntingdonshire Regional College. Other ensemble and group playing is encouraged and regular concerts are held in and out of College.

The current groups are:-


  • Brass Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Beginner String Ensemble


  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • Advanced Concert Band
  • Big Band

Folk Group

Our recently formed Folk Group rehearses on a Tuesday night.

They are taking a break this term (Autumn 2015) but let us know if you are interested

Ad Hoc Groups

We have a group of saxophone fanatics who get together regularly for concerts and events and scope for a flute group subject to numbers wishing to take part.

Family Community Choir

Our Newest Ensemble – Any age or ability is welcome. A mixture of Genres and styles. No experience needed. Fun and relaxed

Other Ideas

The list is fairly fluid as we encourage those with a similar interest to start their own groups.

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End of Term Concert – Saturday 7th July 2012 – With Added ‘Fnugg’

Category : Concerts

On Saturday 7th July there will be a free concert at the Huntingdonshire Regional College starting at 19:30 given by some of the ensembles at the music school.

We also have a new feature – a spot for staff to strut their stuff. Taking the first spotlight is Robin Norman who teaches brass and directs the Senior Concert Band and the Senior Orchestra. Not being a wallflower – they don’t tend to suit tubas – Robin is playing ‘Fnug’ which demonstrates some of the many sounds a tuba is capable of including harmonics and beat-boxing. There is more information on this piece on YouTube.

All members of the public are welcome

Intermediate Concert Band

  • In the Hall of the Mountain King (Edvard Grieg arr. John Wasson)
  • West Side Storyt(Leonard Bernstein arr. Michael Sweeney)
  • A Tribute to Michael Jackson (arr. Michael Story)

Junior String Group

  • My Heart Will Go On from Titanic

Junior and Senior strings groups

  • Hickory Dickory Dock (Roger Stimson)

Senior String Group

  • Palladio: movement one (Karl Jenkins)

Brass Group

  • Black and White Rag (Joplin)
  • Promenade (Mussorsky
  • Playing with Fire (Perrin


Saxophone Ensemble

  • Satin Doll – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington/Strayhorn – arr. Jon Halton)
  • Just The Way You Are – Cant Take My Eyes Off You (Joel/Crewe & Gaudio arr. Jon Halton)

Teacher Guest Spot – Robin Norman Tuba solo

  • Fnugg (Oystein Baadsvik)

Guitar Ensemble

Folk set

  • Now is the Month of Maying. (Morley arr. Gavell)
  • The Jolly Miller (Trad. arr. Hasted)
  • The Lass of Richmond Hill. (Trad. arr. Hasted)
  • What if a Day (arr Hasted)
  • Greenholm Jig (Trad. arr. Cracknell)
  • Rickerty Jig (Cracknell)
  • Suite for Guitar – Prelude and Allemande (Biberian)
  • Israelian Air (Van De Staak)
  • Minuet and Trio (De call)

Senior Concert Band

  • In Town to-night from London Suite (Eric Coats)
  • An Aladdin Fantasy (Menken, Ashman, Rice – arr. Forgie)
  • Gershwin! (arr. Warren Barker)

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A Summer Celebration of Song – Concert Saturday 14th July, 7.30pm

Category : Concerts

A Concert by HUMS Singers and Friends including duets for Clarinet and Saxophone at St. Mary’s Parish Church St. Neots. The programme is a varied one encompassing a wide range of musical styles from Baroque through to contemporary works. The singers are wide ranging in age! and voice type, soprano. mezzo, contralto, tenor, bass. All pieces are either solos or duets. YouTube videos from performances like this one have good likes and became very popular!

Pieces range from Purcell (Nymphs and Shepherds and The Lovely Celia), Gluck (O del mio dolce Amor), Caccini(Amarilli) and Durante(Vergin, tutto Amor) to Mozart(La ci darem la mano), Schubert(Ave Maria), Tosti(Preghiera), Faure(Automne), Beethoven(Mit einem gemaltem Band) and Vaughan Williams(Silent Noon).

Moving forward to Gerschwin (Nice work if you can get it), Hoagy Carmichael(Georgia on my mind), Kurt Weill(Stay Well), Erroll Garner(Misty),Lloyd Webber(Wishing you were somehow here again), Herbert Hughes(Salley Gardens), Into the West from the Lord of the Rings,Carrickfergus from a Celtic Woman Songbook and two new pieces, Benedictus by the Welsh composer Robat Arwyn and a piece sung by the multi talented pianist(A touch of heaven) written by his uncle, Frank Ella!

Tickets are £5, (children admitted free) are available on the door and include refreshments during the interval

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Concert – Sat 12th November – Strings & Chords

Category : Concerts


Strings and Chords

A concert of songs and guitar pieces performed by HuMS Singers and HuMS Classical Guitar Ensemble

Performed at All Saints’ Church Huntingdon

19:30 on Sat 12 November 2011

Tickets £5 at the door

HuMS groups are students from Huntingdonshire Music School, www.humsa.org.uk, 01480 379220

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Joint Concert – HUMS and Cambridge Guitar Orchestra (Sat 7th May 2011)

Category : Concerts


This coming Saturday the 7th May there will be a joint concert from the singers at the Huntingdonshire Music School and the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra (www.cgo.org.uk) in Godmanchester.

The programme is a varied one with the CGO playing:

    • Prelude, Air and Rigaudon from the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg


  • La Oracion del Torero by Joaquin Turina,
  • Menuet Antique by Maurice Ravel
  • The Millers Dance by Manuel de Falla
  • As a Flower Blossoms and Letter from Home by Pat Metheny
  • Becks Bolero by Jimmy Page

together with a joint piece with the HUMS singers.

The CGO has and continues to include players from the music school including current teachers Sandra Buckenham and Len Davidson and is always entertaining.

Tickets: £6, Students £3, children free
Starts 19:00
Location: St. Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sing with Swing (25th March 2011)

Category : Concerts

On Friday 25th March 2011 there will be a Sing with Swing concert featuring the HUMS Big Band and vocalists so a good time is guaranteed. It starts at 19:30 at the Medway Centre in Huntingdon. Tickets cost just £5 and there will be a bar and refreshments available. It is one of the ways that HUMSA raises funds to support its charitable aims in terms of supporting music education in the local area so please support it if you can.

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

Category : Events

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

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Bursaries for Young Students – Help With Tuition Fees

Category : Information

Huntingdonshire Music School Association work to raise funding for bursaries for Music School students. We are fortunate in having a number of benefactors, including the Huntingdon Freemen’s Charity.

Each year we encourage students, and parents/guardians of students under 18, to apply for a bursary. This is usually the cost of one term’s tuition. However, we cannot guarantee that funds will always be available. Each application is treated in the strictest confidence and the details are only know to the Chairman and the Treasurer of the association, and the Director of the Music School. Application forms are available from the office and we advise students of the details for each year, via the internal music school Leger Lines newsletter.

Please note that some of these benefactors apply restrictions on access to a bursary, for example based on age or home address e.g. for Freemen’s bursaries. For students who do not fall within the access requirements we are also consider the availability of Association funds to provide bursaries.

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Classical Guitar Concert – 3rd July Old Hurst

Category : Concerts , Ensembles

The HUMS Classical Ensemble will be giving a concert at St. Peter’s Church, Old Hurst on Saturday 3rd July starting at 18:00. Entrance is free but there will be a retiring collection to help raise some funds for the PCC and say thank-you for allowing us to use the church in March for recording purposes.

The ensemble will be playing music from their recently released CD (see related article).

This isn’t a crack team of jewels thieves who broke in to discover that someone had left a pile of classical guitars but rather the guitar ensemble from the Huntingdonshire Music School.

This was at the end of a long – nearly 5 hour – recording session in Old Hurst at St. Peter’s Church.
The HUMS Classical Ensemble will be giving a concert at St. Peter’s Church, Old Hurst on Saturday 3rd July starting at 18:00. Entrance is free but there will be a retiring collection to help raise some funds for the PCC and say thank-you for allowing us to use the church in March for recording purposes.

Posted by madmusician

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