Let us introduce ourselves
The main band of HCT consists of approximately 50 enthusiastic musicians. Bert Willemsen has been the conductor since August 2009. The goal of HCT is to make music with each other in a pleasant way. The repertoire is as broad as possible: edits of classical musical works, jazz, musical and film music and contemporary works, specially written for wind orchestras, and popular repertoire are standard in the folder.
On average, HCT has 10 gigs a year in which a number of live performances and concerts:
- Voorjaarsconcert in Oostzaan
- May 4 memorial in Tuindorp
- Summer concert Twiskehuis
- Christmas concerts in Zaandam and Tuindorp
When may I join?
The main concert band is open to musicians who can play reasonably well. The conductor of the orchestra determines whether you can enter the orchestra. If you are not ready yet, you can already play in the training band! Of course, there is a difference in level between the different members of the orchestra, but it is the intention that everyone at their own level and place in the orchestra contributes to an optimal musical result. This is easy to realize because music parties have a different level of difficulty.
The rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 20.15 – 22.30 in the Rank, Druivenstraat 35, 1033 JR Amsterdam North.
- Trumpet (1,2,3)
- Clarinet (1,2,3)
HCT has no sky-high ambitions, does not want to belong to the top of the HaFa world. Within our possibilities, we always try to achieve the maximum level and result, with sufficient challenge for everyone. This ensures that everyone can feel comfortable on every level, with a very pleasant relaxed and social atmosphere as a result. It is therefore that we call ourselves ‘the nicest orchestra in Amsterdam North!’
That this can also lead to an excellent result can be judged by yourself on our YouTube channel. Our concerts are well attended by a loyal audience of about 200 people.
Some examples of concert performances: