Published on March 30th, 2021 by gavin
BBE Brass Foundations first ever workshop day free for everyone via live-stream
Beginner and junior players can join the BBE Brass Foundations team for a free fun-filled workshop day on Wednesday 7 April 2021.
‘Fun Foundations’ is BBE’s educational offering for the Easter holidays and will be available to participate in for free via live-steam.
The workshop day will be split into a morning and afternoon session and focused towards enthusiastic beginner and junior players. It will be streamed live via YouTube however prior registration will be required in order to take part. Sheet music will be provided to players who pre-register for the day, but there will also be lots of music-making without needing dots on the page.
10:00 – 12:00 If you’re a beginner, or within your first couple of years of playing – BOOK HERE
1:00 – 3:00 If you’ve been playing for a couple of years or more, and would like more of a challenge – BOOK HERE
Alongside musical activities and play-along opportunities, a brand new arrangement of popular sea shanty ‘The Wellerman’ has been commissioned by Matt Kingston of Big Shiny Brass for the morning session, with a number of popular works by Alan Fearnie taking the focus in the afternoon session.
Attendees are welcome to come to one or both of the sessions – if you’re not sure which would be best for you, you can contact BBE at [email protected].
Sarah Baumann Education and Development Manager at Brass Bands England commented: ‘We’re delighted to be providing this free-to-access opportunity for young or beginner players to pick up their instruments and have some fun over the Easter break.’
The workshop follows on from recent virtual training and networking opportunities that BBE has run for youth band leaders and music educators.
In advance of the workshop day, Matt Kingston will be appearing as a guest on BBE’s weekly ‘Bring Back the Brass’ show on Monday 5 April.
Bring Back the Brass is a new Facebook Live interview series delivered by Brass Bands England’s Brass Foundations team. Every Monday at 6.30pm they’ll be interviewing an influential figure in the world of brass, and streaming live via the Brass Bands England Facebook page.
Find out more about the BBE Brass Foundations youth development brass specialists who will be delivering the Fun Foundations workshops.