About the North Queensland Recorder Society
The North Queensland Recorder Society was established in 1995 to bring together recorder players in the Townsville and wider North Queensland region for skills development (through workshops, etc) and social playing.
Its large-group activities until 2015 had settled into a pattern of several 'Play Days' - themed Sunday afternoon playing sessions - each year plus an annual Weekend Workshop with an out-of-town tutor. Guest tutors for the Weekend Workshop have included Alana Blackburn, Hannah Coleman, Zana Clarke, Barbara Jerjen, Genevieve Lacey, Peter Madge, Robyn Mellor, Jessica Shaw, Rodney Waterman and Ruth Wilkinson.
In 2016, tried a new format with monthly workshops led by tutors and held in the afternoon of the third Sunday of the month but didn't have a weekend workshop.
In 2017 we had both monthly workshops and a very successful weekend workshop on Magnetic Island.
In 2018, we are having musical soirées at members' homes to replace the monthly workshops and a residential weekend workshop on Magnetic Island. See the timetable on the Calendar page.
The society also encourages formation of amateur consorts, maintains a library of recorder music, and produces a newsletter. Individual members of the Society appear with performing groups which feature recorders.
Membership fees remain unaltered for 2018, with a $20 membership fee for adults (18 and over), and $5 for under 18s. Membership falls due on 1 January each year.
At the AGM held at Janet Askern's Après Midi on Sunday 11 February 2018, the following officers and committee members were elected:
- President: Valerie Huston
- Secretary: Janet Askern
- Treasurer: Nicky Brandi
- Website & Newsletter Editor: Ian Montgomery
- Committee Members: Patricia Reynolds, Ross Laughton
Use the general NQRS email to direct any inquiries to the committee or individual members: