Board and Committees

The Board

The board of 2018-2019 is the 78th board of Hucbald, under the name ‘Affabile’.
The 78th board consists of five members:
Moira de Kok – Chairwoman
Paula Breeuwer – Secretary
Cas Versluijs – Treasurer
Femke Claessen – Commissioner of Internal Affairs and Education
Judith Hassink – Commissioner of External Affairs


Hucbald would be nowhere without our amazing members and the committees they take place in!
Hucbald has seven committees and a band, the Hucband.

Alumni Committee – This committee is always busy with people who graduated from Musicology in Utrecht, who are called ‘Alumni’ and make sure Hucbald stays in touch with its alumni. Every year they organise the ‘Alumnidag’, a day where members and alumni can meet up and talk about the future and life after studying Musicology. They also organise a ‘Bedrijvendag’, a day where we visit companies or institutions where alumni work. Since a couple years, there is an ‘alumniborrel’, alumni drinks, as well, an informal way for students to meet alumni.
The Alumni Committee 2018-2019 consists of:
Kirsten Pennings – Chairwoman
Judith Hassink – Secretary
Charlotte Fröberg – Treasurer
Vera Vos – Alumni member

Party and Activity Committee – This committee organises a large part of the leisure activities that take place within Hucbald. Together with other study associations they organise parties throughout the year and they are responsible for the Open Mic nights. Furthermore they take care of yearly activities like movie nights, a Christmas brunch, the ‘Sinterklaasborrel’, pubquizzes and a lot more!
The Party and Activity Committee 2018-2019 consists of:
Fleur Breems – Chairwoman
Fien van der Kaaij – Secretary
Stan Scheurs – Treasurer
Thijn van Rootselaar – PR-commissioner
Rosa Jonker – Commissioner of location and logistics

Education Committee – The Education Committee takes care of, as the name implies, educational activities. They organise lectures, workshops, symposia and other activities that are educational, as well as fun. Lectures take place twice a year, the symposium once and in between there are lots of other interesting activities.
The Education Committee 2018/2019 consists of:
Rinske Lerk – Chairwoman
Charlotte Fröberg – Secretary
Reïnda Hullij – Treasurer
Marjolein Wellink – PR-commissioner

Introduction Committee – This committee makes sure first-year students get a warm welcome. They are responsible for the ‘meeloopdagen’, help at open days, matching days and other  activities. They also organise the Introduction Camp, a week that many musicologists still remember! Together, the committee makes sure first-year students feel at home quickly in Utrecht and with Hucbald.
The Introduction committee 2018/2019 consists of:
Tom Verdonk – Chairman
Rosa Jonker – Secretary
Mirjam de Zwart – Treasurer
Maartje Rosmulder – Mentor
Xue van Rijn – Mentor
Thomas Nicoll – Mentor
Jeroen Bijloo – Mentor

Remembrance Committee – Since the choir practice was removed from the curriculum, Hucbald organises a remembrance project each year on the 4 th of May. It was first organised in 2009 and it is now a set part of the Utrecht remembrance services on the 4 th of May. The Remembrance Committee has the honour to organise this project. They take care of the sponsors, mobilise the
orchestra and look for choir members. The choir consists mainly of inexperienced singers and everyone is welcome in the choir, there are no auditions! The past years requiems by Cherubini,
Mozart, Duruflé, Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Fauré have been sung and this year we will perform the special piece ‘A Child of Our Time’ by Michael Tippett.
The Remembrance Committee 2018/2019 consists of:
Michael Huijbregts – Chairman
Louise Godschalk – Secretary
Kirsten Pennings – Treasurer
Marloes Meijer – Choir Commissioner
Maaike van der Wel – Orchestra Commissioner
Thomas Nicoll – PR-commissioner

Study Trip Committee – Each year Hucbald has a study trip in the education-free week between block 3 and 4. The committee takes care of this trip, from choosing a destination, to making sure we have a place to sleep, to fun activities. Previous years Hucbald has visited Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Glasgow, Lisbon, Vienna, Madrid, Rome and Prague.
The Study Trip Committee 2018/2019 consists of:
Paula Rozendal – Chairwoman
Tom Verdonk – Secretary
Nicky van Abeelen – Treasurer
Jurjen Daemen – Commissioner of Logistics and Residence
Reïnda Hully – Commissioner of Activities

Website Committee – This committee takes care of the content of this website and makes sure it is up-to-date! The members write fun articles, but if you have an idea for an interesting article or a nice column, you can always contact them.
The Website Committee 2018/2019 consists of:
Kristel van Soeren – Chairwoman
Fariel Soeleiman – Secretary
Bob van Gemert – Treasurer/Technical Editor
Robyn Stam – General Member
Paula Breeuwer – Final Editor

Hucband – Since November of 2014 Hucbald has a band, the Hucband. The band members take care of the music themselves. They have performed at Open Mic nights, the annual Family Day and other activities. This year we set up a new band and it promises to become a success!
The Hucband 2018/2019 consists of:
Bob van Gemert – drums
Thomas Nicoll – piano/keyboard
Raoul Kleijn – guitar