2018 Timetable of Events

Bowed Strings, Guitar & Harp Classes

Sat 16 June

Adjudicator: Fiona McLean-Buechel

Venue: St John's Chuch

 

Syllabus

 

Voice Classes

Mon 18, Tues 19 & Wed 20 June

Adjudicator: Julia Dewhurst

Venue: St John's Chuch

 

Syllabus

 

Woodwind Classes

Thurs 21 June

Adjudicator: Richard Deering

Venue: St John's Chuch

 

Syllabus

 

Brass Classes

Tues 19 June

Adjudicator: Richard Deering

Venue: St Mary's Church

 

Syllabus

 

Piano & Accordion Classes

Fri 22 & Sat 23 June

Adjudicator: Timothy Barratt

Venue: St John's Chuch

 

Syllabus

 

Mixed Duets, Ensembles & Recitals

Sat 23 June

Adjudicator: Christopher Field

Venue: Millais School

 

Syllabus

 

Choirs

Fri 22 June

Adjudicator: Richard Deering

Venue: St Mary's Church

 

Syllabus

 

Percussion & Drum Kit

Sat 23 June

Adjudicator: Christopher Field

Venue: Millais School

 

Syllabus

 

Percussion Workshops

Sat 23 June (2x 1hr sessions)

Percussion Workshop Leader: Claire Hasted

Venue: Millais School

 

Syllabus

What is junk percussion and what to expect?

 

Junk Percussion workshops create a space for learning all sorts of skills in a very fun and laid-back environment. Junk instruments are used worldwide as a way to recycle and make use of everyday or discarded items for the purpose of making effective and unique music instruments.

 

Tuned instruments like flutes or stringed instruments can be made out of pipes, canes, old tin-cans, steel wires, cigar boxes, kitchen bowls, conch shells, etc... just to list a few. This gives rise to unique and unconventional instruments at a very competitive price, while having fun carefully cherry picking the best sounding rubbish!

 

Percussion includes a large, boundless even, range of versatile instruments and can be split in two categories: tuned (defined pitches like idiophones or kettle drums) and untuned (undefined pitches like most of the drums or shakers). To produce the sound, percussion utilises mallets, sticks or parts of the body such as hands, fingers, arms, feet and motion. Playing percussion dramatically improves your rhythm, sense of time, discipline, coordination, ambidextrousness and encourages you to listen, work and play together as a ensemble.

 

Junk Percussion offers the best of both “Junk” and “Percussion” worlds of music making. Everybody plays percussion, in one way or another...and this workshop will take you on to next level!

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