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Blow the Dust off your Instrument!
11th June 2016 @ 10:00 am
String Orchestra, Swing Band, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Wind Band, Double Reed Ensemble
Did you learn to play an instrument when you were at school but haven’t got it out of the case for a long time? Or have you taken up playing an instrument in adult life just for fun? Do you like playing orchestral music? Were you once a member of the school recorder group? If the answer is YES to any of these questions then come to our Blow the Dust off your Instrument Ensembles Day.
This playing day will give you the chance to renew old skills or put new-found ones into practice in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The principal conductors will be Angela Kay, Chris McDouall, Gill Henshaw, Phil Smith and Kerry Lovell. The instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the course, to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.
The music chosen gives scope to players of a wide range of abilities and experience. This year there will be the opportunity to perform a Handel Concerto Grosso and by contrast, a foot-tapping Beach Boys Medley and all the best tunes from the film score of Shakespeare in Love.
Wind Band, Flute Choir, Swing Band, Clarinet Choir
All wind players will play in the wind band during the morning then break into smaller ensembles for part of the afternoon.
A chance to remember back to childhood, or perhaps more recently! The recorder group will meet during the afternoon session.
All instruments except recorders – this course is not suitable for players of a standard below Associated Board Grade 2.
Recorders – players are expected to be able to read music and play a compass of an octave and a half.
Saturday 11 June 2016
Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA
9.40am Registration opens (NB Recorder registration at 1.30pm)
10.00am Morning sessions (to include coffee break)
12.30pm Meal Break
1.30pm Afternoon sessions (to include coffee break)
1.30pm Recorder register (1.45pm rehearsals)
2.30pm Afternoon sessions (to include coffee break)
4.45pm Informal concert for friends and family
5.45pm End of course
Wheelchair access available.