Huntingdonshire Music School Association - Huntingdonshire


Welcome

image Welcome to the Huntingdonshire Music School and Huntingdonshire Music School Association (HUMSA) - one of the Internet’s best kept secrets!

Whilst we may not brag very much, the school is very much a place of musical excellence where adults and children can learn an instrument and play with others in a relaxed and friendly setting.

We have an ‘open door’ policy so why not come in to see us on a Saturday morning and see what a few hundred people get up to in the name of music. We can’t promise that it will make you more attractive to the opposite sex or provide superhuman powers. We can, however, promise you fun and the ability to take up something that might very well change your life.

Sit back, relax and explore…

A snippet of the calendar

 

See also

Music Tuition for AllA School of Friends


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Friday, November 26, 2010

HUMSA Summer Trip 2011 - Marburg, Germany

Huntingdonshire is twinned with Marburg-Biedenkopf in the state of Hess, Germany, about 50 miles north of Frankfurt.  It is a really attractive region with tree covered hills all around. Marburg Biedenkopf has a summer music festival and we have been invited to take part. The trip will be centred around the picturesque village of Bad Endbach. A new swimming pool and spa opened last October and the village also has shops, cafes etc.
Marburg is a very interesting old university town with plenty of shops to visit.

Links: Wikipedia - Marburg-Biedenkopf, Wikipedia - Bad Endbach, city of Marburg website, videos:

YouTube - video 1 (never mind the soundtrack!), YouTube - video 2

The trip is open to any student of the Huntingdonshire Music School - you don’t need to be playing in a band or ensemble.

Itinerary

Thursday 11th August:

  • Early start from HRC, travelling by coach and ferry.
  • Plan to arrive at 18:00 and have a group meal

Friday 12th August - Sunday 14th August

  • A number of concerts, depending upon who goes and the bands we can form
  • Coach sightseeing trips, possibilities include:
    • Ski lift and summer tobogganing
    • Edersee and Eder dam and waterparc
    • Other options to be built into the itinerary
  • Final group meal

Monday 15th August:

  • Early start from Bad Endbach
  • ETA Huntingdon 19:00

Accommodation

We will be staying in the village of Bad Endbach. There isn’t a big enough hotel in Bad Endbach that will accommodate us all, so we will have to be split between 2 (possibly 3) hotels situated close together. The rooms are ensuite singles, twins or doubles, and some will have the capability of having an extra single bed put in the room. There may be an option to stay with local families.

Editor - Found this odd link connecting a visitor from Warboys to Bad Endbach

Cost

Adults c £220
Children c £200

We hope to have a donation from Huntingdonshire District Council that will help toward the cost of the trip; we will also hold fundraising events to raise funds for the trip. If there are 40 people on the trip and the fund raising goes well, the adult price could drop to £175.

Included in price:

  • All travel throughout the trip from and back to HRC, inc excursion transport.
  • Evening meal on arrival at Bad Endbach
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation, bed & breakfast.
  • End of tour meal.

Excluded:

  • All lunches and evening meals other than the above.
  • Travel or instrument insurance
  • Spending money
  • Additional excursions

A £25 deposit is needed to secure your place at the time of booking with the booking form (see entry in discussion forum) to either Alan Crosthwaite (a.crosthwaite495@btinternet.com) or Joyce Reeves.

See also

Back from the Isle of Man (Windy Isle)Norfolk 2009 Tour - Planning

Forums

See discussion thread in forums


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Thursday, December 03, 2009

HUMS End of Term Christmas Concert - 4th December

The end of term Christmas concert starts at 19:30 on Friday 4th December at the Huntingdonshire Regional College.

The order of playing is as follows. All welcome.

 
Rock Band               Purple Ska                           arr. S Spall
Intermediate           Troika                                     Sergei Prokofief        
Concert Band           Don??t stop the cavalry               Jona Lewie

String Ensemble         Eine Kleine Nachtmusik               Mozart
                        (1st movement)
Carol Mills &            Messiah                             Handel
Marie White
           
             
Prep Concert Band     The Little Drummer Boy               Katherine K Davis
                        Fum Fum Fum                       Catalan Carol
                        We Wish You a Merry Christmas             Traditional  
Senior Orchestra         The Pastoral Symphony               Beethoven
                        (1st movement)               


Interval                       Interval
(sax ensemble playing)

Rock Band               Change in my pocket                 Georgia Satelitel
Brass Ensemble         Christmas Joy                       Erik Leidzén
                        Snow Waltz                         arr. D Jacobson
                        Rock around the Christmas Tree           Johnny Marks

Guitar Ensemble         Grandfathers Clock                         arr. Power
                        Bouree                             Mozart
                        Sans Day Carol                       arr. Hasted
Senior Concert Band     Christmas Calypso                   Peter Graham
                        The Symphonic Beatles              
                        Sleigh Ride                         Leroy Anderson
Big Band                 Hayburner                           Sami Nestico
                        The Christmas Song                 Torme and Wells


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