Wessex 2004

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by hornulared, May 4, 2004.

  1. hornulared

    hornulared New Member

    Just wondering who's going to Wessex this year, should be a good one (as always - plenty of beer, playing and other things!!?)

    so then who's going? :)
  2. VenusTromster

    VenusTromster Member

    As you know matey, I'll be there to make sure you don't play any wrong notes!! :wink:
  3. hornguy1

    hornguy1 Member

    I'll be there young mister Ed, hopefully no written apologies this year though! It should be a really good year this year so people please try and get your entries in ASAP to avoid disappointment!! (What a plug)
  4. hornulared

    hornulared New Member

    I won't, but we'll have to make sure that we don't play Epistola da San Marco. we can't have you putting in a bad perfwwwwarrrmance!!!!

  5. hornulared

    hornulared New Member

    If any body browsing this topic, doesn't know what Wessex is (and if you don't, why not?!!!) then heres some info:

    What is the Wessex Band Summer School?
    The course is for woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Abilities range from beginners to those of diploma standard. It is open to people from all parts of the country.

    The course will be the 35th and it is hoped that a reunion of ex-members and tutors can be arranged for a special social evening during the week. This will also be the 20th year of principle conductor Derek Broadbent and new works will be premiered.

    Students join one of three bands appropriate to their standard and instrument. No auditions are necessary.

    The Bands
    The Training Band is for brass, woodwind and percussion players from grade 1 up to grade 3 standard. Adults or young players are normally at the earlier stages of learning. The week provides a progressive introduction to group playing for the less experienced musician. There is group tuition and specialised tutorials. Younger members can break up the day with a non-musical activity hour. The week finishes with a concert for parents and friends.

    The Brass Band (brass and percussion) and Wind Bands (brass, woodwind and percussion) are for players of all ages from around grade 4 upwards. The days are made up of full band and sectional rehearsals on an exciting programme of music with a variety of items to challenge everyone.

    Tutors in recent years have been

    Derek Broadbent, Mike Fowles, John Grinnell, Dennis Chalk, Stan Lippeatt
    Tony Whittaker, Leonard Adams, Steve Chislett, Wes Garner
    Ann Marie Cowdell, Trish Chislett, Bob Dickinson, Stewart Osgood
    Steve Plant, Becky Plant, Mick Roberts, Josie Miell, Tracey Munford
    Janet Rowe, James Gilbert, Astrid Wernitznig

    Accommodation is not provided by the course, but members choose the style of accommodation that suits them, all of which is plentiful in the area:

    Holiday cottages for groups and families
    Bed and Breakfast
    Travel daily from home
    Hotels and guest houses
    Where and When?
    The 2004 course takes place from July 26th
    at Oakmead College Of Technology, Bournemouth, Dorset.

    For more information contact Steve Chislett at secretary@wbss.net
    or give me a ring for a form and more info 07930 423200
  6. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    What's the rough cost for 2 playing adults and a tent?
  7. hornguy1

    hornguy1 Member

    The course is £75 per person with camping being charged on top, campings something like £2.50 - £3 a night but i'm not 100 % sure on that. The course is excellent and really worth the money. Hope this helps!

    Oh and poor Ed you've got the wrong person! Never played that piece! As your section leader from last years course i'm hurt and saddened!!!
  8. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Yeah that doeds, very affordable and I know a few people from Enderby band who maske it an annual trip. So may see you there!
  9. Trigger

    Trigger Member

    I should be going, depending on whether I can get time off work. Come on Matt, what do you think! :lol:
  10. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    yeah - i'll be there!
  11. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    il be there!! i am a wessex virgin as things stand so i anticipate the experience with excitement-everyone i know whos been says its great although me and camping aint always good together!! :?
  12. Bassment Jinx

    Bassment Jinx Member

    I may be going. Dont suppose anyone knows whats being played this year do they? :p (bit early i know )
  13. hornguy1

    hornguy1 Member

    Yeah loads of people from Enderby come which is always dead good! I'm sure we'll be nice to ya carolyn, Mark will look after ya!honest! As for the music I'm not sure whats on the cards yet! Hopefully find out soon!
  14. hornulared

    hornulared New Member

    ahhh don't be young matt, are you gonna be section leader this year?
    I'll have to make sure that i attend ALL the practices this year, can't be sacked from my section!!!! hee hee.
  15. v_star

    v_star Member


    About Wessex, I've been chatting to the organisers, and this year they are DESPARATE for flutes, clarinets and any other reed instruments, as well as the usual demand for tuba players.
    I know that peeps on this site are brass dudes, but ask your muso mates, i'm sure you must know some wind players. The music won't be decided until any potential gaps in any of the gaps have been filled. :) See you all there.
  16. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    Hey Hey, i'll be there easy 4 me being a local lad, live just down the road! Ha Ha!
  17. hornulared

    hornulared New Member

    4 weeks until wessex!!!!!!!!!!!!! is anyone as excited as i am?

  18. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    Yeah! I can't wait!!!

    (I must get my tent out to check for holes!)
  19. hornulared

    hornulared New Member


    i haven't sorted out a tent to stay in yet!!
    oh well. Has anyone seen the programme that we're doing? What do people think?

    Ed. w
  20. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    It's not too bad this year. There are some i haven't heard of, and some i have and like, so it's all good!