Published on January 26th, 2021 by gavin


Join Prof. Nicholas Childs and Black Dyke soloists on 27th March, 2021 for a Virtual Brass Day.

Black Dyke looks forward to welcoming brass players from the UK and Worldwide.  The brass day ensures a high-octane adventure for everyone involved for Grade 5 (or equivalent) and above.  Delegates will be enjoy musical challenges  and classes for everyone. 

The aim is to balance a general improvement to overall playing standards with like-minded friends. 

The Virtual Day will be directed by Black Dyke’s Director of Music, Prof. Nicholas Childs together with Richard Marshall, Connor Lennon, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Daniel Thomas, Matthew Routley and Gareth Hand.

Your Virtual Brass Day will include Sectional and full band rehearsals,  Workshops including Motivation Practice Techniques in the challenges of a pandemic, Tips from the Principals, and Performance Technique.

To book your place contact Course Administrator

Alison Childs   [email protected]      Mob: +44 (0)7802 771735

Day Schedule (All times are UK GMT) 9 am – 5 pm

08.45 – Welcome and Registration

09.00 – Introductions and warm-up (Richard Marshall)

09.15 – Sectionals No.1 with tutors 

10.15 – Morning Break

10.30 –  Full Band Rehearsal No.1 with Prof. Nick

11.30 –  Motivation Practice Techniques with Brett Baker

12.00 – Musical Quiz with Matthew Routley

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch whilst enjoying the British Bandsman 125th Anniversary concert

13.15 – Sectionals No.2 with tutors 

14.00 – Full Band rehearsal No.2 with Prof. Nick

14.45 – Improving your Technique with Richard Marshall

15.15 – Soloist Spotlight: Daniel Thomas, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Richard Marshall

15.45 – Break 

16.00 – Meet the Legends – Q & A session 

16.30 – Virtual Concert Performance

17.00 – Farewell Good-byes

Black Dyke Virtual Brass Day £35 per person

Included a full Zoom recording of the day.

To book your place contact Course Administrator

Alison Childs   [email protected]      Mob: +44 (0)7802 771735

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