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COVID ARRANGEMENTS 2020-21
Since September 2020 the group has been unable to meet 'in person'. It was decided to try and learn the skills necessary to operate via Zoom meetings. All members installed the app and sessions have continued to be enthusiastically attended. The sessions are planned beforehand and members are in frequent email contact about available concerts and events and the coming programme. Music has been a great solace to people during these difficult times. Anyone considering joining this group should contact the group leader via the 'pigeon post' on this page
What we do
We meet in Bucksburn (Leader’s home) on Tuesday evenings at 7p.m. The actual date is arranged each month to best suit the majority of members. This group is very interactive and members are invited to develop the programmes as we go along and make contributions according to their interests and experience.
What we have done
We have included classical music, jazz, world music, folk, film, popular and rock. Sessions were increasingly introduced by members with interest in different genres. This proved popular and learning was enjoyed by all, including those who led the sessions!
Since 2018 the group has focussed, but not exclusively, on particular instruments.
At the ‘end of term’ we usually have a themed ‘fun evening’, when members share their favourite music.
What we are doing next
The Zoom sessions have proceeded starting in September with Tuba and Euphonium. Surprisingly there was such a wealth of pieces this had to be continued into October. For November, Tony presented a stunning short programme including a version of John Williams music for Schindler's List. The December Fun Evening included a quiz where all members had sent in contributions but no answers so everyone could take part and give their answers at the end. 2021 started with the French horn followed in February in February by an amazing evening of banjo music. This was much enhanced by a visit from our Group Coordinator, Florence, who enjoyed our chosen banjo pieces and also contributed by telling us about her talented late father's work as a musician in Fraserburgh: he played the banjo as well as other instruments! March brings a 'Trumpet evening' and wonderful contributions are rolling in to the Group leader's email.