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Coronavirus and HuMS

Online lessons for this Autumn term!

Please see more details below.

- Updated on: 8th August 2020 -


Dear Friend, Student, Parent or Guardian

We at HuMS are hoping that you are all safe, well and enjoying the summer sunshine.

We have been monitoring the Covid-19 situation and guidelines closely, in particular those for amateur community music. As part of the risk assessment process we have decided that it is not yet safe to return to face-to-face HuMS in September. We are committed to ensuring that all of our tutors and students are able to attend HuMS in as safe an environment as possible.

We are therefore intending upon continuing lessons online for the Autumn term and will be reviewing the situation again early in September.

We have reset student fees a little to ensure that HuMS is sustainable but there will still be a discount for lessons being online. Further information about this will be sent out by the beginning of September.

Best wishes from Rebecca and the trustees.

 

Online Choir

Robin Norman - Musical director of HuMS Community Choir, has been working with another community choir in getting some online rehearsals going using zoom. Rehearsals for this have been going well but are very different from face-to-face rehearsals. We are looking at trying something similar with HuMS and Robin will be contacting existing members in the near future.

We anticipate that this would run on a Saturday morning.

There would have to be a charge for this (we need to pay Robin and it would involve setting up a zoom account) which would be dependent on numbers, nothing certain has been set but based on 10 members we estimate that it would be around £32.00 per term per person.

Please could you let us know by return of e-mail if you are interested. You do not have to have been a member of choir before to take part.

Primary Schools

TBC

Big Band

Big Band have decided to cancel all rehearsals and engagements until the end of this academic year.

Lets be positive!

We may be sad that HuMS cannot come together however we have seen in Italy how music can be used to combat social isolation very effectively.

Rebecca will be monitoring e-mails and social media throughout this time, so, if you are stuck at home and well, please send us your photos and videos (please let us know if you are happy for these to be shared on Social media) on how you are using music to keep yourself occupied over the coming weeks! Here is a photo for inspiration!

Emergency closure of HuMS - Procedure

It is looking increasingly likely that Coronavirus is going to affect our daily lives.
This is likely to have a knock on effect on the activities that HuMS provides.
We are a small organisation but we utilise school premises for all of our activities and schools may well have to close for a time.

We would therefore suggest that to ensure that nobody makes an unnecessary journey and that you follow the advice below.

Primary Schools
If your child's school is closed then lessons will not take place.

Saturday Morning Music School
Rebecca has a child attending Hinchingbrooke School so as a parent will receive notification of any closure.  Rebecca will contact Hinchingbrooke School as soon as possible and find out how this will affect HuMS. She will then put notifications on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and will send an e-mail out to all students as soon as possible.  We would therefore advise that you check before you travel to HuMS.

Social Media

Our social media pages can be found by clicking on the links at the top and bottom of the webpages, they are public pages and so should be viewable by anyone, you do not have to be a subscriber to view them.


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