Published on August 13th, 2020 by gavin

SBBA Learning Roadshow Becomes A Virtual Reality

Preparations for two SBBA learning events to celebrate the organisation’s 125thanniversary year which were derailed when the Coronavirus hit our shores are back on the track, albeit in a more limited format.

The Learning Roadshows had been planned for the east and west of Scotland during June and September with the intention of reaching out to brass band musicians with useful workshop and information sessions.

Now the two events are being combined into a single, online experience which will be beamed into people’s homes on 20 September.

“Unfortunately Covid-19 meant our original Roadshow idea could not go ahead as planned, so with support from Creative Scotland we are now putting together a Virtual Roadshow,” said SBBA education officer John Boax. 

Three contributors have already signed up for the event:

  • Author, performance coach and mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will deliver a Zoom session on ‘Mental Health in Brass Bands’
  • Lancashire Music Service’s Helen Minshall is producing a recorded session entitled ‘Brass Beginnings’, a guide to the early stages of brass playing and building a band
  • Jack Nissan from Tinderbox Collective is planning a Zoom session on ‘The use of Zoom for online teaching’.

Further participants will be announced in due course. In the meantime, make a note in your diary for 20 September.

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