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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Sunday, May 10, 2009

ABRSM Publishes Theory Paper Model Answers

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In addition to the practical examinations (Grade 1 to Grade 8 .. and beyond for diplomas) the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music also provides graded music theory examinations. In order to progress to Grade 6 and beyond on an instrument you need to have first passed at least Grade 5 theory. At the Huntingdonshire Music School we run theory classes at all grades and past theory papers are useful in getting students ready to take the examination (at the end of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms). Up to now we’ve relied on teachers marking papers to provide an indication of progress and providing help. It looks as though some additional help is to be provided from the ABRSM by providing specimen (model) answers to papers.

From the ABRSM:

NEW Theory Model Answers

Each January, ABRSM Publishing produces volumes of the theory papers used in the previous year’s Associated Board theory of music exams at grades 1 to 8.

In January 2007, theory of music exam papers from 2006 will be published, four papers per grade at grades 1 to 8, offering excellent practice material for exam candidates.

Due to customer demand, Answer Books will be available for the first time. The answer books will be published in January 2007 and correspond to the 2006 exam papers at grades 1 to 5.

The model answers given in these books provide a list of answers where appropriate, and for questions where the answer can be expressed in a variety of ways, a selection of likely options is given; for questions where a composition-style answer is required, a single exemplar is given.

Theory Papers and Model Answers offer a helpful and practical resource for students and teachers preparing for Associated Board theory of music exams.

Further information from:

Debbie Butler
ABRSM Publishing
24 Portland Place
London W1B 1LU
tel: +44 (0)20 7467 8272
email: dbutler@abrsm.ac.uk
www.abrsmpublishing.com

See also

Music Theory in Practice - New EditionMusic Exams


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