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Putting the ‘us’ in ‘music;’ local community and music-making at Kent

At the heart of the word ‘music’ lies the word ‘us.’ Whether it’s rehearsals or performances, music is a social activity; it involves people working together, rehearsing, delivering pieces and sharing their passion with listeners in live concerts. Here at Kent, members of the local community are a crucial element…

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On the beat: Concert Band, Big Band and Orchestra rehearsals begin this week!

If you’re a budding instrumentalist, then don’t forget that rehearsals begin this week for the University Concert Band, Big Band and Symphony Orchestra. All wind, sax, brass and percussion players are welcome in Eliot Hall tomorrow night, as the Concert and Big Bands swing into action. On Thursday evening, the…

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Season of mists and mellow Open Days…

Brochures: check. Leaflets: check. Laptop: check. Wireless connectivity: check (finally, thanks Sarah Y!). Scholarship information: check. But there’s something missing, something crucial. Oh wait: Revels! Check. Phew. Yes, it’s Open Day again, and the Director of Music and I are once again at the ‘Making Music at Kent’ stand, o’er-brimming…

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A year in the life: music at Kent 2010-11 newsletter

Simply writing a review of last year’s musical activities here at the University has made me realise what a terrifically versatile, extra-curricular department we have: everything from formal classical Cathedral concerts (too much alliteration ?!) to informal jazz gigs, music theatre productions, Scholars’ recitals, and far too many other activities…

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