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Brass and Percussion Workshops and Brass Taster Session Will be led by Philip Harper and to conclude their workshop experience participants will demonstrate their learning in a public performance on the Sage concourse. This concert is free and enables the public to hear the workshop band in the iconic Sage public area. John also commented “The acoustic s for this are brilliant with fabulous views of the Tyne and the city skyline an added benefit.” Workshop Tutors will be from the Cory Band and the Elementary group to be led by Laura Jackson.

Cornets Tom Hutchinson Steve Stewart & Steph Wilkins

Flugel / Horns Helen Williams

Euphoniums Glyn Williams

Trombones TBA

Basses Simon Howell

Percussion Alun Horgan & James Andrews

Baritones will work with Yamaha Neo tutor Katrina Marzella

Further details and application forms from John Woods 07580187974 or complete on line registration form below or download application form complete and send in post. (If you book on line-pay at registration on the day.)

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Registration for the workshops commences at 8.45am on 19th November. Cost £5 including lunch-demand is expected to be high so early registration is recommended. Taster Sessions will also be taking place on the concourse foyer of the Sage between 10.30am and 1pm encouraging the general public to have a go on a brass instrument. The sessions will again be lead by Anne Crookston with support from Dave Coles Stuart Ralph and Gary Hutchinson. Brass in Concert continues its partnership with Gateshead Schools Music Services Hub and Music Partnership North-both enthusiastic and supportive of BiC’s mission to: To offer opportunities through music to young people to advance their education and training in the playing of brass and percussion instruments, through taster session, workshops and personal tuition


To facilitate public performances of brass bands, youth ensembles and groups.  Saturdays Focus on Youth and Percussion is supported by Yamaha and the Arts Council England and the Brass in Concert management team extends their thanks, also to Natasha Homer Yamaha Marketing and Promotions Manager Band and Orchestra Europe.

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