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Blow the Dust! Orchestral Playing Day

4th January 2020

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 2020 course.

Conducted by Angela Kay and Gill Henshaw this playing day will give you the chance to renew your old skills or put new-found ones into practice in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment.

The music has been chosen to give scope to players of all abilities and will include the vibrant Joyeuse Marche by Chabrier, Elgar’s poignant ‘Nimrod’ from The Enigma Variations, Julius Fucik heroic Entry of the Gladiators, the well-known theme tune from Murder on the Orient Express and a foot tapping arrangement of the pop anthem – Y.M.C.A!

There will also be items for wind band and string orchestra. The recorder ensemble will also have a varied diet of music carefully chosen by their conductor, Liz Pike.

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.

Please note: This course is not suitable for players of a standard below Associated Board Grade 2 (except recorders)


Full £38.00 (Benefit Claimant/student £18.00)

Recorders £22.00 (Benefit Claimant/student £10.00)

How to enrol

You can enrol for the course online by clicking ‘Book Tickets’ at the bottom of this page or booking over the phone on 0115 9589312. (NB Please note a booking fee applies for all card payments)

Alternatively, download a form here and post to the address listed.

Outline Timetable

Saturday 4 January 2020
Albert Hall, Nottingham

9.40am – Registration opens (NB Registration for recorders at 1.15pm)
10.00am – Morning rehearsals (to include coffee break)
12.30pm – Meal break
1.15pm – Registration opens for recorders
1.30pm – Afternoon rehearsals for all players (to include tea break)
4.45pm – Break
5.00pm – Informal concert for friends and family
6.00pm – End of course

Blow the Dust Helpers

Would you be willing to give up a little bit of time to help with the smooth running of the course? We particularly need help with registration – no great skill required! If you or a friend/partner would be willing to lend a hand then please indicate when you enrol – thank you!

For any further information about the course, please ring the MfE Office on 0115 9589312 or email admin@music-for-everyone.org



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