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Blow the Dust off your Instrument!

10th July

10.00am – 5.30pm at the Albert Hall, North Circus St, Nottingham NG1 5AA 

Orchestral Playing Day including Recorder Consort

Joy Bower, Gill Henshaw, Angela Kay, Chris McDouall conductors

Any Covid security regulations still in place will be implemented in full.


Let’s Blow the Dust off our instruments and start PLAYING AGAIN!

Music for Everyone invites you to a friendly, relaxed playing day at Nottingham’s spacious Albert Hall.

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 a member of the school recorder group?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions then come to Blow the Dust off your Instrument.

The music has been chosen to give scope to players of all abilities and will include the swaggering ‘Polka’ from Schwanda the Bagpiper by Weinberger, Tchaikovsky’s well known ‘Waltz’ from Swan Lake, Eric Coates By the Sleepy Lagoon (better known as the theme tune to Desert Island Discs) and, to bring back memories of childhood, The Thunderbirds March!

There will be items for wind band and string orchestra and the recorder ensemble will also have a varied diet of music.

Listen to tasters of the pieces here:

Music Scores

Instrumental parts will be sent out in advance of the workshop to give you time to get to grips with the notes ahead of the day itself.

Workshop Day Timetable – Saturday 10th July 2021

9.40 am           Registration opens NB Recorder registration at 1.15pm

10.00 am         Morning rehearsals (to include coffee break)

12.30 pm         Meal break

1.30 pm           Afternoon rehearsals for all players (to include tea break)

4.15 pm           Break

4.30 pm           Informal performance for friends and family

Informal Performance (any Covid security regulations still in place will be implemented in full)

This performance is designed to be part of the workshop experience for participants to enjoy.  Friends and family will be welcome to attend. There will be no tickets but contributions in support of MfE will be much appreciated via a retiring collection.

Workshop Day Fee

The fee includes all music, optional online rehearsals, the workshop experience and coffee or tea at the morning and afternoon breaks.

MfE Subscribing Playing Members – £30; Non-members – £35.

Recorders – £15

N.B. Should the workshop need to be postponed due to an extension of Covid measures, full refunds will be given.

Bookings for Blow the Dust are now closed. If you would like to hear about future courses, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org 

How to enrol

Online – pay by card:

Just click here and fill in your details: Blow the Dust Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card.

By post – pay by cheque:

Please download and complete this pdf form and post it, together with your enrolment cheque (made payable to Music for Everyone) to Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

For any further information, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or telephone 0115 958 9312 (Monday – Wednesday, mornings only)


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Albert Hall, Nottingham
N Circus Street
Nottingham, NG1 5AA United Kingdom
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