Wessex band summer school!

Hey i just wondered if anyone new if wessex band summer school is any worth going to my mate went last year and said its really good and one else been?

Matt
 

bignige

Member
If you want fun and hard work it's a good cause with great tutors and conductors. Ask Alan Pope about it and see the website www.wbss.net

Shaun Crowther will be the bass tutor so you'll learn a lot.
 

lausonbass

Member
it's a good laugh, shaun crowther is a wicked bass tutor, this will be my first year not going :( but i'll be down for the weekend to watch the concert, there were only 5 basses last year so they need as much support as they can get
 

bignige

Member
Oooh I was a founder member in 1970 - enjoyed it then, but now I feel really old!

If anyone is interested in the course then the applications are available from the website www.wbss.net There is a closing date of 31 May 2007.

Are there any other ex-members out there? It's now open to all ages so if you want to return now your chance.
 

hornguy1

Member
Hi all, the course is fantastic, good tutors, good playing and a fantastic evening of entertainment! Come along and have a good time!
 

Laura_E_horn

New Member
Wessex week is awesome! I recommend it to everyone. I've been going for the last few years and playing in the wind band. Its an excellent week with good social and music. Everyone go!!
 

Kaskaey

Member
I agree. I've
Ha. Laura is dosy, excuse my sister.
ive played in the brass band for the last 3 years and i shall be there with bells on and dragging along players who think that it is on par to american pie band camp. i stress it is not... its better!! :) :)

Seriously, theres a terrific social aspect, note 'tent city' you honestly will spend time with some of the funniest weirdest people you will ever meet.

Playing wise, its not easy! There is always something to challenge you whatever standard you are. One of the nicest thing i've noticed about wessex is that each year you see how much youve progressed as a player since last wessex! There is a good array of repertoire so even if you hate one piece you are guaranteed to like the rest. You get plenty of help from tutors and leave feeling that you are a better musician. Sounds cheesy but its truuueee! :biggrin:
 

beckymoss

New Member
Its great to see so many good comments.... Ive been associated with Wessex course for 22 yrs, working through Junior band with Dennis Chalk and sitting 23rd trombone in band x and y (in the old days) working my way to principle and now a tutor and conductor in the training band and treasurer of the campsite committee.... phew.

its a great course for all ages and abilities... fun music, great social aspects, seeing the professionals camping and mixing with everyone is part of the magic of wessex.

There are great tutors..Dave Thornton (Euph), Shaun Crowther (Bass and debut in bassoon and electric guitar last yr which was fun! Mike Fowles (trom), Stan Lippeatt (Flug) Kirsty (cornet) just to mention a few...

come and join in the fun

see you all there

Becky Moss (nee Plant)
 

Thirteen Ball

Active Member
Been there, done it. Really did my confidence as a player wonders.

As for just getting out of your normal band environment, and going for every last note (because you're all going home in a week so what does it matter if you split that top C... and you might just get it....) I'd highly reccomend it.

And you'll always know when Derek Broadbent is about to say something profound... because he takes his glasses off!
 

Kaskaey

Member
oh! ive just made a link! matt say hi to the guy from cambourne band who plays solo cornet. i think he went to wessex last year, i sat next to him in the concert, and i cant remember his name! - sorry that sounds really bad!! well we said we would find him on myspace or tmp etc but he was like 'i dont have myspace'. lol. this makin sense?? Say hi from meeee!!!
 
oh! ive just made a link! matt say hi to the guy from cambourne band who plays solo cornet. i think he went to wessex last year, i sat next to him in the concert, and i cant remember his name! - sorry that sounds really bad!! well we said we would find him on myspace or tmp etc but he was like 'i dont have myspace'. lol. this makin sense?? Say hi from meeee!!!


would it bee Chris he would be the only boy on solo i think would go up there lol and i will find out 2night and say hi lol
 

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