RECORDER 2 (Novice Ensemble)
10.00 am - First and third Thursdays of the month

Following the successful Exhibition in October 2009, a number of members expressed an interest in learning to play the recorder. Consequently this group was set up and we got underway in February 2010. Some members were revisiting the descant recorder from childhood, others had not played at all, some had a modicum of musical knowledge generally, some very little.

With this range of ability we are trying to progress so that no one feels left behind, and others do not feel held back, but our main aim is to enjoy learning to play together, to get to know one another and to spend an enjoyable afternoon around a common interest in making music.

The group is now at a manageable size and is not able to accommodate any new applicants.

RECORDER 3 (Intermediate Ensemble)
10.30 am - Thursdays weekly

We usually meet three Thursday afternoons a month. Our sessions are friendly, fun and instructive with a sociable tea break. We mainly play four-part music for descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. Most members enjoy changing parts and play at least three sizes of recorder. The music ranges from renaissance to twentieth century and is about Grades 2&3. We can offer ‘refresher sessions’ to those who have played in the past, however we do have to limit the size of the group to fit into a member’s home with all our recorders and music stands, so there may not always be vacancies.

RECORDER 1 (Beginners)
10.00 am Thursdays, twice monthly

The new recorder group got off to a fine start on 18th January 2011. Four inexperienced players gathered with a recorder tutor, and were very soon playing duets together. There is room for up to three more members; alright, it might be a bit of a squash, but why not? We shall be meeting twice a month, dates by arrangement, but roughly 2nd & 4th, from 2pm till 4pm, with a break for tea and chat in the middle. See the U3A in Bath newsletter for contact details.