This is a group for players with some knowledge of recorder playing up to those more familiar with the instrument. This is a very easy going, friendly group with the main idea of enjoying playing music together with no pressure

We meet on a Wednesday afternoon maybe once or twice a month on a very fluid basis.

Recorders improvers

All U3A Members who can read music and also play a recorder are welcome to join.

Currently we meet every Wednesday at 2.30 and play for two hours.

We have players with Descant, Treble , Tenor and Bass recorders.

We enjoy playing  and, at times, give concerts.

Hand bells

We can accept new members, but the ability of the group dictates that we require people that can perform at a similar level. If you are interested in joining, please contact Derek to discuss.


We are open to other instruments that will complement our current line up. Instrumentalists who are seeking to develop within a small group will find a good home here. You don't have to be a Benny Goodman or an Acker Bilk.

Music appreciation 1

We encourage members to present short programmes of recorded music of their own choosing with commentary on the music, composers and/or performers.  Each monthly meeting is in two parts with refreshment in between.  A meeting can thus accommodate two short programmes or one longer one.

Programmes are often a mixture of music which reflect the presenters life ("Desert Island Discs"), or works of a favourite composer, or of the same type - choral, form, musical instrument, or on a subject - water, immigration, etc. They range from classical music, to popular, jazz, and traditional music of other countries.

Ukes for U

This group that started out just to play but was soon being asked to perform for local clubs.

We play as 'The Hayling Huggers' and our venues now include a local supermarket and theatre, fetes, sheltered accommodation and rest homes and private parties. We usually receive donations for playing, all of which goes to charity, the main beneficiary being Naomi House/ Jack's Place hospice.

The repertoire is constantly being added to and we find it all great fun.

Music appreciation 2

We meet on the 4th Friday of each month with the exception of August and December at 2.00 pm in members' houses.

At each meeting we play several pieces by a specific composer and hold a general discussion to identify and understand the particular merits of the music.

We also attend performances of the Havant Orchestras.

Music for fun

A very casual relaxed group who meet to make music.

We play mostly folk and celtic music but are branching out into jazz, ragtime and American country style. Plus some strummy/singing pieces.

The instruments we have are guitars, recorders, penny whistle and mountain dulcimer.