EABBA Brass Day Norwich

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by Jack Stout, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Jack Stout

    Jack Stout Member

    Just been speaking to a friend who attended the Brass Day in Norwich on Sunday. Directed by Chris Jeans who seems to have been a big hit. Was there any other 'Mouthpiece.com' contributors there? Who were the tutors?
  2. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    I was there! It was an enjoyable day.

    The tutors were:

    Chris Jeans
    Roger Webster
    Lesley Howie
    Michael Dodd
    Dave Nesbitt

    Certainly speaking as a bass player I really enjoyed our sectionals with Dave.
  3. I had a great day, Roger Webster was great in encouraging our reticent cornets to have a go!
    My other half said Lesley Howie was just right with the horn section too.
  4. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    I have been asked to post the following article on behalf of the Chairman of the EABBA

    On Sunday 21st September the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

    65 delegates (from aged ten upwards) had enrolled for the event which was supported by Besson Musical Instruments.


    Course tutors were Roger Webster (cornets), Lesley Howie (flugels and tenor horns), Michael Dodd (euphoniums and baritones), Chris Jeans (trombones and full band) and David Nesbitt (basses).


    The music studied was 'The President' march by William German, 'Jubilee Overture' by Philip Sparke, 'Carnival of Venice' arranged by Alan Catherall (soloist Michael Dodd), 'Alloway Tales' by Peter Graham, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' by Klaus Badelt and 'Concerto for Horn in Eb' by Vincenzo Bellini (soloist, Lesley Howie).


    The day proved to be very successful and a significant proportion of the delegates were under the age of 15. Roger was particularly patient and helpful with the very young third cornet players who had a wonderful day.

    The East Anglian Brass Band Association expressed their thanks to Besson Musical Instruments and to the tutors in particular.