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Youth Training Day

Saturday 24 November 2012

The Youth Training Day being held by West Midlands Brass Bands Association on Saturday, 24 November 2012 at Studley High School, Warwickshire, is being directed by Warren Belshaw, Musical Director, City of Birmingham Brass Band. The event is open to brass players and percussionists aged under 18 years of all playing standards.

The aims of the training day are to improve the playing standards of the participants through group sessions with tutors, and in a full band environment. The Association training days encourage and motivate young players to attain higher standards to benefit their own bands and the wider community, as well as themselves. The event is open to all brass bands, brass groups and individuals. The cost for the day is £5.00 per person.

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Youth Training Day Booking Form 24.11.2012

£5M Funding and More MADness for Brass Bands…

£5M Funding and More MADness for Brass Bands…

The West Midlands Brass Bands Association invites bands to attend this ‘More MADness for Brass Bands…’ funding presentation.

It will be a practical, interactive, presentation from Terry Luddington, BFBB Liaison Officer, who will be giving the very latest funding information for Brass Bands. The presentation is not only for WMBBA and BFBB members; it is open to representatives of any band to come along and find out what funding opportunities are available to help their band purchase instruments/equipment, commission music, put on special events (e.g. for Queens Diamond Jubilee) and much more.

It will be of particular interest to officers, committee members, and anyone who has responsibility for raising funds in brass bands.  It is also an opportunity to ask Terry all those questions that arise when your band is discussing fund raising and its many aspects.

The Presentation will take place at:

Studley High School, Crooks Lane, Studley, Warwickshire B80 7QX

10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

There will be no charge to attendees.

Tea and coffee will be available upon arrival from 10.00 a.m.

To reserve your place/s, please contact the WMBBA General Secretary as soon as possible either via this site, or  by calling 02476 442701

Please be sure to include the name of your band in any communication and the names of all representatives wishing to attend.

WMBBA acknowledges the support of the British Federation of Brass Bands in putting on this event to assist bands wishing to seek funding

YOUTH TRAINING DAY – Saturday 14th January 2012

Hot on the heels of the annual contest, the West Midlands Brass Bands Association is pleased to announce that it has been successful in securing a Progressive Band Award from the British Federation of Brass Bands enabling it to run a Youth Training Day on Saturday 14 January 2012 at Studley High School, Studley, Warwickshire.

The day will be directed by John Berryman and a number of other tutors.  It is targeted at brass and percussion players under the age of 18 years.  The cost for the day will be £5.00 per person.  The day will start at 11.00 a.m. and will end at 4.30 p.m. following a short performance for family and friends.

Further details and registration forms are available for download from this site (links below) or by phoning 02476 442701.

Youth Training Day Information 2012
Booking Form