Published on June 3rd, 2021 by gavin

Youth Speaks Roadshow – an event run by young people for young people

The Scottish  Brass Band Association (SBBA) invites all young brass players to take part in a wonderful series of events that are being hosted this Saturday (5 June). The Youth Speaks Roadshow, which is being staged as part of Volunteers’ Week, is a day full of exciting workshops and information sessions run by young people for young people. 

Covering important topics such as mental health and diversity in brass bands to fun and light-hearted banter delivered by up and coming stars in the brass band world, there is sure to be an event to suit everyone’s taste!

Join in on Saturday on Zoom for this innovative occasion, which starts at 9am. The timetable is as follows:

9am-10am: Brass Band Composition Workshop with Gareth Bowman

10am-11am: Masterclass with Amy Paterson

11am-12noon: Music Technology in Brass from Ryan Bradley

1pm-2pm: Interview and Talk from Zoe Wright, creator of the Brass Cast Podcast

2pm-3pm: Mental Health in Brass Banding – Talk from Gavin Johnson

3pm-4pm: Diversity and Inclusion in Brass – Panel with Bradley Wilson and Storm Robertson

SBBA is grateful to fellow brass musicians Iona McVicar and Laura Carter, both of whom are members of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS), for their sterling work in planning and organising this Youth Speaks Roadshow.

Commented Iona: “It is incredibly important to give young brass players a space to talk about what is important to them, especially for serious topics such as mental health and diversity. 

“It has been a great opportunity to explore such subjects, as well as more light-hearted ones, and a fantastic experience to learn about these and other things from our peers.”

For further information and full details of course registration, please visit

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