Minutes of the CERN MusiClub AGM 8th April 2015

Present: M Borgia, D Vasques Ribeira, A Thornton, P Vichoudis, S Leonisinis, D Manglunki, C Degeorge, D Momsen, C Thomas, N Adams, S Baird, V Krebs.

  1. Summary of MusiClub activities during 2014
    • The following new equipment was purchased during 2014; PA for DJ events and parties; Recording equipment and mixer for 566; 2 new floor monitors (1 old floor monitor failed); Two sets of LED stage lights
    • The following club activities were organised during 2014; 5 DJ club concerts at Restaurant 1; Music on the Lawn 28th June at restaurant 1; concert for the CERN Rugby club tournament on 27th September.
  2. The Treasurer presented the Club accounts for 2014, which were verified by P Vichoudis and D Vasques Ribeira. The accounts were approved and will be sent to the CCC.
  3. S Baird, D Manglunki & C Thomas were proposed as Club President, Secretary and Treasurer, and were elected.
  4. The following events for 2015 were discussed
    • Concert for the CERN rugby club tournament on 9th May. So far only 1 band have offered to play. If we can find a second band the concert will take place.
    • Concert for the Staff association 60th anniversary on 21st May at CERN. 1 band is def
    • It was agreed that the annual Music on the Lawn concert will take place at Restaurant 1 on Saturday 13th June (a call for bands will go out shortly)
    • D Vasques Ribeira & A Thornton will organise a dedicated MusiClub meeting to see if enough support can be found to organise a Hardronic this summer. V Krebs offered to help them. S Baird will send them a “things to do list” from previous Hardronics as a guide.
    • P Vichoudis asked about the possibility of organising gigs in collaboration with local clubs. The Scene and Undertown are two possibilities. S Baird will contact the Scene and V Krebs will try to find some contact information for the Undertown
  5. Any Other Business
    • D. Mommsen proposed to revamp the MusiClub www site and to host it on another external server. D Manglunki will contact her with info on the current site. Donna will create the new site and submit it for comments and approval to the members and board
    • S Baird will prepare a new cleaning rota for 566
    • It was agreed to look at replacing the drum kit in 566 and buying a new 4 by 10 bass cabinet. S Baird will e-mail club drummers and bass players for input.

Music On The Lawn 2014

As part of the Fete de la Musique 2014, the CERN MusiClub is organizing Music on the Lawn, an informal concert for Club musicians/bands. The event will take place from 14h00 to 20h00 on Saturday 28th June on the terrace of restaurant no 1.

This year 6 MusiClub bands will be performing…

  • Jo and the Fuzzy Blue
  • Rodrigo’s Jazz band
  • Miss Proper and the Moving targets
  • Danegeld
  • and two others (stay tuned!)

Note from the Secretary of the Club

Hello MusiClub members and potential members,

As of Friday, 22 March, all secretarial duties have been reassigned to Django Manglunki and Viola Krebs (music.club@cern.ch).
Django and Viola will be conducting new membership orientations, key returns, and other tasks by appointment only. Please use the email address music.club@cern.ch to make an appointment or ask questions about joining.

CERN MusiClub Secretariat

2013 Hardronic Music Festival Invitation

Hey there Hardronicizers!

The calendar has flipped and it’s time to start planning the next Hardronic Music Festival. The first step is to find out how many bands want to play the festival on 20 July.

If your band would like to play AND help plan and run the Festival, please drop me a note (gboyd at cern dot ch) with:

Band name
Band members
A link to your music, if you are new to the Festival.
The jobs your band has committed to helping with - see spreadsheet.

Please keep in mind that all band members for applying bands must be paid members of the CERN Musiclub.

Rusty Boyd
Hardronic Engineer

The Hardronic Music Festival is held every year on the Patio of Restaurant 3 at the Prevessin site. Although it began as a generic music festival 23 years, ago it now features the best blues, rock and pop bands in the CERN Musiclub. The festival is produced and run by Musiclub members, friends and family. Featuring a warm atmosphere, great music and wonderful food, the Festival has in recent years also doubled as the CERN Summer Student party, with students pitching to help, too. All the CERN staff, users, visitors, students, family and friends are invited to join in the biggest and best party at CERN.

For examples of the great music and fun we have, search Youtube for “Hardronic”.

2012 Hardronic Music Festival

JULY 21, 2012…………….and guess what?!?! WE ARE BEING WEBCAST!!!

Go here: http://livestage.mypress/




Hardronic 2012

But wait, there’s more…….LES HORRIBLE CERNETTES ARE PLAYING THEIR FINAL FAREWELL PERFORMANCE!!!! You don’t want to miss it!!!


STill not conVinced? WelL HoW aBout thiS: tHE FesTiVal will bE wEBCast LiVe!! TeLl yOUr FriENds tO Go 2


aND sEE yoU danCin’ liKe a pHysiCist!


Departure time from Meyrin Bld 500 (Restaurant 1)
18:20,18:40, 19:00, 19:20, 19:40, 20:00, 20:20, 20:40, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00, 23:40, 0:00, 0:20, 0:40, 1:00, 1:20

Departure time from Prevessin Bld 866 (Restaurant 3)
18:30, 18:50, 19:10, 19:30, 19:50, 20:10, 20:30, 20:50, 21:50, 22:50, 23:30, 23:50, 0:10, 0:30, 0:50, 1:10, 1:30 


Invitation English Invitation French



Music On The Lawn 2012

As part of the Fete de la Musiqu 2012, the CERN MusiClub is organizing Music on the Lawn, an informal concert for Club musicians/bands. The event will take place from 14h00 to 20h00 on Saturday 16th June on the terrace of restaurant no 1.

This year 8 MusiClub bands will be performing…

  • Funky Associates
  • The Canettes Blues Band
  • NFB
  • Picture Flame
  • Miss Proper and the Moving Targets
  • The Cat

So put the date in your diaries and spend a sunny afternoon listening to some great live music (and unlike Paleo and Montreux it’s FREE!!!!)

Music On The Lawn 2012

Click our Music on the Lawn 2012 link at the top of the page for complete information and to take a gander at the poster, our illustrious President created with his own two hands!

Hardronic Transportation

For your safety and convenience, transportation is available from in front of building 500 (the normal bus stop) throughout the Festival, both evenings. The following table lists the bus departure times.

Navette Schedule

Get ready for the Hardronic Music Festival, here!

We have everything here that you need to get ready for 2011 Hardronic Music Festival! Scroll down to find:

Information on transportation between the Festival and building 500 at the Meyrin CERN site

Invitations for your friends who don’t have CERN IDs

The band line up for both nights

and more!

Scroll down and enjoy and we’ll see you at the Festival!

Important Hardronic Access Information for Non-CERN Visitors

In cooperation with our CERN security staff, we have made arrangements that should make it much easier for friends not in possession of a CERN ID badge to attend the 2011 Hardronic Music Festival. Access can be arranged, as follows:

  1. Enter with someone who has a CERN ID badge. Any CERN MusiClub member is eligible to apply for one, free of cost (see the link on the home page).
  2. Have your friend or family member download an Official 2011 Hardronic Music Festival Guest Pass/Invitation, enter your name(s) then sign and print his/her CERN ID number. All you have to do then is present your official signed invitation to the guard at the Prevession site entrance.

It’s just that simple! We are grateful to the CERN security service for allowing us to make these special arrangement for the convenience of the CMC friends, fans and family.
Official 2011 Hardronic Music Festival Guest Pass/Invitation

2011 Hardronic Music Festival is HEATING UP!

The heat is on…

The beer truck is ready to roll….

The bouncy castle is breathless with anticipation……

The stage is set for ———

Hardronic 2011 Poster

Make plans to attend the biggest party at CERN. This is the largest of several events the CERN MusiClub produces to show our appreciation to CERN Staff, Users, Associates, Contractors, Family and Friends for their support. It’s also a lot of FANTASTIC MUSIC, Great Food, BEER, wine - cold drinks and a wonderful atmosphere. The Hardronic BANDS, MusiClub members and friends work hard to put on a great show.

ONCE AGAIN, we are featuring two nights of Rock ‘n Roll and Blues - and the PRICE CAN’T BE BEAT - IT’S FREE ENTRY!!!

Transportation is available from in front of building 500 (the normal bus stop) throughout the Festival, both evenings.

Watch this space for updates but to give you a taste of how much fun this FESTIVAL  is to be, have a look at the LINE UP!

Friday 22 July:
17h30 - HardroniJamBand
19h00 - Tony Arnold
20h00 - Blend
21h00 - The Canettes
22h00 - Miss Proper
23h00 - Shocking Pink
24h00 - D’ANGLERZ

Saturday 23 July:
17h30 - HardroniJamBand
18h00 - (What’s Next?)0.5
19h00 - Awesome
20h00 - The Tape Trade
21h00 - Data?Fail!
22h00 - Sour Hurricane
23h00 - Physt
24h00 - Total Blackout