Brass in Concert-Focus on Youth and Education Workshop and Taster Sessions 2017

Further information on Youth events at the 41st Brass in Concert Festival have been announced by Chairman John Woods on behalf of the organising management team.
These popular events, comprising Workshops and Taster Sessions will once again be an integral part of the first day’s activities. On 18th November Workshops will be led by Phil Harper and a team of tutors from Cory band.
They will be joined by Laura Jackson who will lead the Elementary group where our partnerships with Music Partnership North (Northumberland), North Tyneside Music Services and Sage Gateshead Creative Learning team will help ensure high participation levels.

At the conclusion of their workshops, the participants will demonstrate the benefit of their learning experience in a public performance on the Sage Gateshead concourse. This concert is free and enables the public to hear the workshop band in the iconic Sage public area. John also commented
“The acoustics for this are brilliant with the backdrop of the River Tyne and the city skyline and notable bridges offering superb views of the historic Quayside an added benefit. John Woods concluded: “Further exciting elements of this wonderful weekend festival of brass will be announced during the coming weeks,
The planned music programme for the workshops contains works by Gordon Langford who sadly passed away earlier this year but was responsible for arrangements of classics such as Cushy Butterfield , Bobby Shaftoe (Set test pieces for 1978 & 79 Brass in Concert Championships ) and Famous British Marches.

Application forms from Hugh Stephenson
E mail hughastephenson@hotmail.com or from BiC web site where you can also register on line.

Workshops and Tasters

Registration for the workshops commences at 8.45am on 18th November. Cost £5 including lunch-demand is expected to be high so early application is recommended.
Taster Sessions will also be taking place on the concourse foyer of the Sage between 11am and 1 .15pm encouraging the general public to ”have a blow” on a brass instrument.
Saturdays Focus on Youth and Percussion is supported by Yamaha –Natasha Homer from Yamahas Band and Education Classics Division expressed her delight in supporting the Workshop and Taster events.

We acknowledge the support of Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England) Joicey Trust and the Barbour Foundation as well as our sponsors Yamaha Musical Instruments Europe for their support.

This year’s Action Medical Research Entertainment Champions Wardle Academy Youth Brass Band who will be performing their winning contest programme on the concourse Saturday 1.30pm-admission free.
As reported the draw and final line up for this year’s Brass in Concert has already been announced.

Tickets for the Brass in Concert Championship on Sunday 19 November (priced £30.00, £22.00 and £12.00) and World of Brass in Concert (Saturday 18 November Brass and Voices at the Movies Cory Band and Only Men Aloud- £27.00, £18.00 and £10.00) are available at www.sagegateshead.com<http://www.sagegateshead.com> or by telephone on 0191 443 4661.

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