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HJS Newsletter December 2016


Coming Up:

Sunday, 18th of December

Art Gecko + The River City Stompers

Waikato Commerce Club 4.30-7.30 | Adm. $15 public or $10 members

Art Gecko, formed 23 years ago, have become an integral and well loved part of the Jazz scene. Their talent line-up consists of five vocalists, keyboards, bass, rhythm and lead guitars, drums, violin, saxophones, and trumpet, performing old tunes as originally written, traditional jazz favourites and tunes by Amy Winehouse and others.

The River City Stompers first played together in early 2016 at the Mansfield Garden Party. They specialise in foot-tapping music from the 1920s and 1930s. The trio includes Ian Falconer (clarinet), Gerry Clark (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Simon Hopewell (bass).


Other events at the Commerce Club:


Sunday, 22nd of January 2017



• The December meeting is, of course, our Christmas night, and there will be a prize for the table best decorated in the Christmas theme.

• Note that the January meeting is one week earlier than normal, to avoid anniversary weekend.

• With sadness the committee notes the passing of Betty Taylor, a long standing member of our society, and extends condolences to Brian and family

• All subscriptions are due in March 2017. Please grab a renewal form from the web page (www.hjs.org.nz) or from the desk. Early payment will help our funds over the lean holiday time.

• Sorry. We won’t be having the promised ‘jam’ at our December meeting. Too difficult to arrange in the tight schedule for the night.

• Please give some thought to joining the HJS committee for 2017, to replace retiring members. If you are interested, contact our president, Simon Hopewell or another committee member.


HJS Committee is:

• Simon Hopewell - President,

• Philip Tinkler - Vice-President,

• Priscilla Wilson - Secretary,

• Ian Falconer - Membership Secretary,

• Maciek Hrybowicz - Webmaster + Newsletter,

• Tracy Hopewell - Treasurer,

• Jenny van der Hulst - Promotions.

Visit our website at www.hjs.org.nz