YHBBA Workshops

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by YRBBC, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. YRBBC

    YRBBC Member

    Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association have two workshops arranged for the autumn.

    The ever popular Annual Brass and Percussion Workshop will be held at Minsthorpe Community College, South Elmsall on Saturday 7th November. Once again Grimethorpe Colliery Band have agreed to sponsor this workshop which will be lead by Alan Morrison with band principals as tutors. Places are going quickly but anyone interested should contact Peggy Tomlinson.

    A Conductors’ Workshop is to be held on Sunday, 6th December tutored by Richard Evans. The course will take place in the bandroom of Friendly Band at Sowerby Bridge, Halifax with tuition on all aspects of conducting and a practical conducting session. Further information is available from Peter Gilby.

    A warm welcome is assured to everyone interested in attending these workshops.
    Contact details and application forms are available on the association website:
  2. YRBBC

    YRBBC Member

    Popular Workshop a Huge Success

    Over 90 brass and percussion players, ranging in age from 7 to 70, attended Minsthorpe Community College, South Elmsall for the annual Brass and Percussion Workshop held last Saturday 7th November.

    The course was lead by Alan Morrison who chose a varied programme of music. The students also had the opportunity to accompany Michael Dodd in the euphonium solo ‘Grandfather's Clock’.

    The day is hugely popular and includes full band rehearsal followed by sectionals during which the tutors: Kevin Crockford and Alan Morrison (cornets), Arfon Owen (horns), Mike Dodd (euphoniums and baritones), Gary MacPhee (trombones) Ray Sykes (basses) and John Watterson (percussion) passed on their enthusiasm and musical expertise to the delegates. The day culminated with a short concert of the music studied during the day for assembled relatives and friends and also included two items by the tutors.

    As one of the delegates commented “I have been every year and this was the best one yet. We have had a great day. Facilities are excellent and with the help of such good tutors we met the challenge and we are going home enthused and looking forward to the next workshop”

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

    The next YHBBA Brass and Percussion Workshop will take place on 6th November 2010. Details and application forms will be available on the website www.yhbba.org.uk closer to the event.

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