Ad Hoc, on top of offering its participants the possibility of actively carrying out Dutch wind music, is also seeking ways to have the medium military band promoted in an original manner. It does so by offering holiday tours with attractive musical programs together with concerts in special sites.
To have its mission realized, Ad Hoc creates a good and sound balance between performance at the one side and relaxation on the other hand. In other words: on high level playing music, in a casual setting and at the same time offering the participants easy appeal to holiday activities. It goes without saying that the repertoire, most of it containing contemporary original wind music, from baroque to rock as we call it, plays a dominant role and is justifying our slogan: “something for everybody”. Ad Hoc wants to be a platform where amateurs can work together with professionals, in order to learn from each other.
Musicians from all over The Netherlands are given the opportunity to report them selves for the next coming tour. Ad Hoc is always seriously seeking for the perfect setting for its concerts: under the foliage of ancient trees on rural squares to especially, for the concerts built stages. By emphasizing appropriate repertoire we want to “touch” our audience.
By organizing touristic and historical activities, participants are given the chance to broaden their view on local culture. Finally, to draw attention to the social aspects of human life, at least one so-called social concert is given at an appropriate location. Such concerts are often taking place at a hospital or an institution for the disabled.
The overall organization of the tour is in the hands of the Board of Ad Hoc. The Executive Board is formed by a president, treasurer and a secretary. In addition, there are three general members who are responsible for Musical Policy, Public Relations, Media and Communications and Participants Contacts respectively. The board is responsible for both the short term and the long-term planning and oversees all tasks to be performed. In order to guarantee and improve the quality of Ad Hoc’s performances, participants are requested to fill in a questionnaire every year; participants valued the tour of 2017 with a 8.4 on average!