The first meeting of 2024 will be on Friday, January 5.

To welcome in the New Year, we will start with Antony Holborne’s The New-yeeres Gift and Heigh Ho Holiday. Continuing with the New Year’s theme, the rest of the evening will include my arrangements of Beethoven’s version of Auld Lang Syne, a famous Uruguayan tango, and Sibelius’s Andante Festivo (an SRS January meeting tradition). Music will be emailed on January 2. If you need parts copied for you and brought to the meeting, email me at

I’m hoping we will have a large gathering, as some of the music requires two parts for some recorder voices, as well as parts for great bass and contrabass recorders.

Laura Townsend will lead the Back Room Gang at this meeting. Email her at if you would like the music ahead of time.