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March 2017

Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians Celebrates its 3rd Birthday

March 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians reaches its 3rd birthday soon and they are planning a celebration. You and yours are warmly invited to "Cake at Break!" the Centre's 3rd birthday party.  Here are the details: Date: Saturday 4th March 2017. Time: 10.30am-11.15am. Speeches at 10.40am. Place: Portman Suite at Hestercombe House, Taunton, TA2 8LQ. Refreshments will be provided, including plenty of cake.  There will be live music from some of the students and organisers hope it will be possible to arrange a…

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Open Day at Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians

March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday 11th March at 9am-12pm Open Day at Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians, Taunton, TA2 8LQ This is a brilliant chance to visit our excellent Saturday music school, a division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and see it in action. Free workshops for young musicians aged under 18 (booking essential). Can't make it on 11th March? No problem - please contact HCYM to arrange an alternative date for your visit, tel. 07754 217993. www.hestercombe.com/cym

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Double Reed Skills Day for Oboe and Bassoon Players

March 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cedars Hall Wells, Somerset + Google Map
£35

Offered by Wells Cathedral School in partnership with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  and open to all levels of players and teachers, this inspirational day will include: Masterclasses with BSO Principals; workshops led by Pete Harrison and Liz Fyfe; a short concert by BSO students and professors; teaching tips for non-bassoonist and non-oboist woodwind teachers; ensembles and reed making sessions and an opportunity to try a wide range of instruments with Howarth of London. For further details and to book go…

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End of term concert – Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians

March 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 pm

Saturday 25th March at 12noon HCYM end of term concert at Hestercombe House, Taunton, TA2 8LQ The spring term concludes with an end of term concert including HCYM Orchestra, String Group, Brass Group, Woodwind Group, Piano Groups and many others. Fundraising raffle. Free admission - all welcome. For information please call: 07754 217993. www.hestercombe.com/cym

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April 2017

Easter Concert – Somerset County Youth Orchestra

April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cedars Hall Wells, Somerset + Google Map
£6 – £10

This concert will include a variety of pieces from Somerset's gifted and talented young musicians.

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Easter Concert – Somerset County Youth Band

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cedars Hall Wells, Somerset + Google Map
£7 – £9

This concert includes a variety of pieces from Somerset's gifted and talented musicians.

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Afriquoi in Somerset – 22nd – 28th April 2017

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caryford Hall Castle Cary, + Google Map
£5 – £7

Afriquoi in Somerset 22nd - 28th April 2017 Afriquoi are a London based Electronic African Dance Music group and Actiontrack are bringing them to Somerset for a week of activity. During the week of the 24th - 28th April Actiontrack Performance Company and Afriquoi will be touring around schools in South Somerset, teaching students about African musical instruments and traditions. The band will spend half the week based at King Arthur’s Community School in Wincanton, and half the week at…

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Single Reed Skills Day

April 30, 2017

Wells Music Academy are happy to announce one of their next initiatives, the ever popular SINGLE REED SKILLS DAY on 30th April this year. Joining them for masterclasses and ensemble are Richard Hosford, principal clarinet  of the Royal College and Christian Forshaw,  Professor of Saxophone at the Guildhall. Our flyer will be circulated soon with full details. More info here. 

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May 2017

Primary Music Conference – ‘On Cue: Creative Music Making’

May 12, 2017
Dillington House TA19 9DT United Kingdom + Google Map

The annual Primary Music Conference is being held on Friday 12th May, 8.45am-4pm at Dillington House near Ilminster. Again the conference offers the opportunity to network with colleagues, learn new skills and obtain new resources. This year’s keynote session is ‘On Cue: creative music making’ lead by Kirsten Wordley.   The cost for the day is £50 for Somerset Schools and £60 for other counties. Further details and a booking form from somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk  or Tel: 01823 348262

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August 2017

Summer Studio Jam

August 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Actiontrack Recording Studio TA11NU United Kingdom + Google Map

  Head to the Actiontrack Studio in Taunton for a jam session this summer. Bring your own ideas or a tune you’d like to try out. Meet local musicians and have a play. All abilities, genres and instruments welcome. Bring your own instrument or you can use the Actiontrack kit (more details available on the website)

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