Grimethorpe Course Now Full

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by YRBBC, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. YRBBC

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    Due to the large demand for places the Annual Brass and Percussion Workshop organised by the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association and sponsored by Grimethorpe Colliery Band is now full.

    Peggy Tomlinson, Course Administrator, states “We now have 100 students attending the course and unfortunately we not able to accept any further applications. With the course being lead by Stan Lippeatt and tutors from Grimethorpe Colliery Band we are all looking forward to a good day at Minsthorpe Community College on 6th November”.
  2. YRBBC

    YRBBC Member

    Another success for YHBBA and Grimethorpe

    Sunshine and blue skies boded well for the Annual Brass and Percussion Workshop run by the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association with students from as far as Northumberland and Nottingham converging on Minsthorpe Community College, Nr. Pontefract on 6th November to spend the day with tutors from Grimethorpe Colliery Band and course leader Stan Lippeatt.

    This ever popular workshop is sponsored by Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Grass Roots fund, Wakefield and attracted 100 students ranging in age from 8 year old Matthew Lawrance to 75 year old Max Townsend.

    Course Leader, Stan Lippeatt, chose a varied programme of music including Midwest March, arr.D.Broadbent; Stal Himmel,Alan Fearnie; Coming to America,arr.Alan Fearnie; Call of the Clans, Kevin Houben and Horizons, Paul Lovatt-Cooper. The students also had the opportunity to accompany Michael Dodd and Stan Lippeatt in the euphonium/flugel duet, The Prayer arr Mark Wardle and also accompany Gary MacPhee in the trombone solo Amarte es un Placer, arr.Reid Gilje.

    The day is hugely popular and includes full band rehearsals and sectionals during which the tutors: Rob Westacott, Kevin Crockford, Stan Lippeatt, Barry Thompson, Michael Dodd, Gary MacPhee, Ray Sykes and John Watterson coached the students and passed on their enthusiasm and musical expertise. The day culminated with a concert of the music studied during the day for assembled relatives and friends and also included two items by the tutors.

    Smiles of satisfaction in what had been achieved during the day were on the faces of students with thanks to their tutors and course leader being expressed and requests for another workshop next year.

    A vote of thanks was given to Peggy Tomlinson, President of the YHBBA, for organising the course.

    As some delegates commented to Peggy “This is the highlight of our year. The facilities are excellent and to have the opportunity to work with tutors from Grimethorpe is wonderful. We can’t thank the organisers enough and we look forward to the next one”.

    Details and application forms will be available on the website when the next workshop is confirmed.

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