Do you play the piano, double bass, drum kit, clarinet, tuba, electronic keyboard or even a pipe organ? Perhaps you enjoy composing or playing in a family ensemble. The Instrumental Section provides wonderfully varied opportunities for all age groups and abilities to have fun making music and working towards a performance of which you can be proud.
Any queries contact the section secretary,
Gillian Muhlemann: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Woodwind (other than recorder)
Primary Schools First Access
PRIMARY SCHOOLS FIRST ACCESS Primary School Ensembles for First Access Classes. FREE to enter. . Any instruments permitted. Teachers are welcome to perform as members of the ensemble. Each Primary School will receive a donation from the John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust towards the purchase of musical instruments or music.
3900 Primary Schools First Access
Fee £0.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 10 people Up to 10 mins Own Choice
Hastings Rotary Young Musician
|Richard studied piano and trumpet at Trinity College of Music with Frank Merrick and Norman Burgess respectively and has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for nearly 40 years, adjudicating at an average of 12 festivals a year, including large overseas festivals – such as Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Gibraltar - as both a piano and brass specialist and music generalist. He has given piano performances – as soloist, ensemble-player and accompanist – in over 90 countries, played in numerous brass bands and has held teaching positions in establishments such as London College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Middlesex University, Avery Hill College of Education, Auckland University, Cambridge University and New York State University. He has also been highly involved in the setting and examining of the Trinity piano grade and diploma syllabus for over 20 years and has also written books and for magazines upon British piano music, much of which he has also commercially recorded. During the last years of Regional Arts Associations, Richard acted as an Advisor to the London Arts Board on contemporary music and jazz.
His Federation work has included serving twice on the Central Board of Trustees, interviewing and training of new adjudicators, Vice-Chair of the Adjudicator’s Council and with the administration of the PGCA qualification as Chief Assessor. During his time on the Adjudicator’s Council and Central Board of Trustees he was also co-author of the assessment criteria that is still used by all Federation adjudicators at Federation festivals. He also serves as Chairman of Croydon Performing Arts Festival, through a major period of modernisation and restructuring, since 2013. Piano/Brass cgjli Gen www.impulse-music/.co.ukricharddeering
Ann Hohenkerk ALCM FISM
Ann has been involved in the world of music for most of her life! She took piano and recorder lessons from an early age with the late Mrs Violet Harvey, a very well-known music teacher in Hastings. Ann began teaching at the age of 15, and is still running her own music school in Fairlight. Her passion for the keyboard and electronic organ began back in the 80’s when she trained as an organ teacher with Yamaha Music UK. She went on to become a Regional Instructor for them, training many teachers throughout the UK. Ann became an examiner for the London College of Music, travelling and examining extensively throughout the UK and the Far East. She has published a book of keyboard band arrangements for LCM, and has been an advisor for their keyboard curriculum. Ann is delighted to be asked to adjudicate this year. She has been involved with the Hastings Musical Festival for over 50 years, and would like to wish all of the performers, young, and not so young, a very happy time at the festival!.