Author Archives: Wendy Carlyle

  • New Fund Raiser!

    Posted on September 25, 2020 by in Announcements, Performance

    Friends of Hummingbird Music Camp have created a new fund raiser. Watch concert clips and click on links from that website to donate or purchase special, limited edition merchandise.

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  • KRQE TV Features Hummingbird Music Camp

    Posted on August 17, 2020 by in Announcements, Notes

    KRQE reporter Jeannie Nguyen wrote a story about us and the GoFundMe account set up by Amy Ewing to help offset the loss of revenue from having to cancel the entire summer season of camps due to COVID-19 restrictions. This was the first time we have had to cancel camp in our 62 years of […]

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  • GoFundMe Created to Benefit Camp

    Posted on August 17, 2020 by in Announcements, Notes, Parents

    To help offset the loss of revenue from cancelling our entire 2020 camp season due to COVID-19 restrictions, a GoFundMe account was set up by our friend, Amy Ewing. Please consider making a donation that goes directly to the operating and maintenance expenses of our campus and buildings. Thank you!

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  • See us on Instagram!

    Posted on May 7, 2020 by in Announcements, Campers, Notes

    Hummingbird Music Camp loves social media. In addition to our Facebook page, we are on Instagram, too! Add us to keep up with all the fun we’ll be having this summer! @therealhummingbirdmusiccamp

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  • 5 Fun Chess Facts

    Posted on August 11, 2019 by in Chess Camp

    The word “Checkmate” comes from the Arabic phrase “Shah Mat” and means “the King is dead.” Since the last piece to move into action is the Rook, players in their first year are called “Rookies.” Theoretically, the longest chess game possible is 5,949 moves. During World War II, British chess masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry […]

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  • PAPA Chorus Performance

    Posted on November 1, 2018 by in Music Camp, Teachers

    The 2018 fall concert by the Public Academy for Performing Arts chorus included a tribute to Hummingbird Music Camp. Directed by our own, Ed Torrez. You can hear the chorus by clicking on the link to the video posted on our Hummingbird Music Camp Facebook page. Well done, kids – and much appreciated!  

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  • PAPA Chorus Tribute to Mimi

    Posted on August 31, 2018 by in Music Camp, Performance, Teachers

    Hummingbird campers who also attend the Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) perform “Today,” by John Denver, in tribute to Hummingbird Music Camp and Wanda (Mimi) Higgins. This endearing tribute was part of the New Mexico Platinum Music Award Ceremony, held on August 30, 2018 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM.

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  • 2018 – Our 60th Year!

    Posted on January 1, 2018 by in Announcements, Art Camp, Chess Camp, Music Camp, Notes

    We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Hummingbird Music Camp will be having our 60th summer season this year! We are so proud to have been operating continuously all these summers, with so many wonderful and dedicated staff and teachers, and the many hundreds of children who have come to learn and spend a fun […]

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  • Christmas Thoughts

    Posted on December 20, 2017 by in Holidays, Notes, Seasons and Weather

    Perhaps there is no other time when music plays such an important part of our every day lives than at Christmas. From holiday concerts to church choirs to traditional caroling to pop hits on the radio, Christmas music is everywhere! All of us at Hummingbird Music Camp send our best wishes to all our campers, […]

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    Ready to Start Packing?

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by in Announcements, Campers, Music Camp, Parents

    Music Camp is starting in just a few days! Are you ready to start packing for camp? Our new website has a list of items to bring – and what to NOT bring – to help you gather up your clothes and supplies.  And we thought it might be helpful to include the list as […]

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