Published on January 26th, 2021 by gavin

SBBA AGM and Learning Festival

SBBA’s AGM and Learning Festival will take place on Sunday 31 January. However, because of the current Coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings, it will be a Zoom event.

Starting at 10am (with entry from 9.45am), the meeting will be limited to four delegates per band, although just two will have voting rights.

Entry to the AGM is via Eventbrite by registering at

Following official business, the Learning Festival will comprise five consecutive workshops for which booking is required via Eventbrite:

Session 1 / 11am-12noon

Whitburn Band percussionist Ryan Bradley presents Virtual Band Performance for the absolute beginner

Session 2 / 12noon-1pm

Ryan Bradley presents Virtual Band Performance for the more advanced

Session 3 / 1-2pm

Celebrated trombonist Brett Baker encourages ‘Motivational Practices and Routines During Lockdown’

Session 4 / 2.15-3.15pm

Damian Martin and Tabby Kerwin talk about ‘Developing and Supporting Positive Health and Wellbeing in Scottish Brass Bands’

Session 5 / 3.30-4.30pm

‘Celtic Connections’ in which SBBA president Carrie Boax is joined by her counterparts Graeme Howe (Wales) and Allan Davidson (Northern Ireland) to share their experiences within their associations during the lockdown. This event is open to bandspeople from all three associations

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