Huntingdonshire Music School Association

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Play (Music ;-) )with Others

At present, ensembles include group theory lessons,  3 Bands and 4 Ensembles. 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
  • Advanced String Ensemble
  • Beginner String Ensemble


  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • Advanced Concert Band
  • Big Band
  • Our recently formed Folk Group rehearses on a Tuesday night.
    We also have a group of saxophone fanatics who get together regularly and scope for a flute group subject to numbers wishing to take part.
    We would love to start a childrens choir - please contact us if you are interested!

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

    Students can enter for practical and theory exams from beginner to diploma lessons.


    See also

    Music Exams - Not For Everyone!Public Work

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    Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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

    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 Story (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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    Monday, July 02, 2012

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

    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.

    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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