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Band Governance Bootcamp

Event date

Starts: Monday, 7 November, 2022 - 18:00
Ends: Monday, 21 November, 2022 - 20:00

Event description

"Absolutely excellent, really informative, perfectly timed."

This intensive training course has been a hit with our member bands that have completed the training so far.

The course covers all the essential areas of governing a brass band. It has been specifically created to address important areas of focus for those running bands and designed to meet the needs of the sector.

Speaking about the course, BBE’s Relationship and Partnership Development Manager, Alex Parker said: “This course has been built around the questions that we get asked the most. It's a full day of learning with lots of topics being covered, and is proving to be a really worthwhile investment for bands that take part.”

The course will cover areas including funding models and organisational structure, charity status, committee roles and employed positions, and safeguarding. Alongside looking at legal responsibilities and requirements, attendees will be supported to identify and shape the future aims of their band.

A participant from the first running of the course said:

“This was a fantastic workshop! Full of extremely useful information, promoting the sharing of best practices for bands to ensure they are managed in the best possible ways. Loved the workshop and would definitely recommend.”

What will the course cover?

During the sessions, we will look at:

  • Funding models and organisational structure
  • Charity Status, legal structures and responsibilities
  • Purpose and aims of your organisation
  • Committee roles and employed roles
  • Safeguarding
  • Finding funding

Who will be delivering the training?

This block of Band Governance Bootcamp sessions will be delivered by BBE’s Education and Development Manager, Sarah Baumann. Alongside her work at BBE supporting bands and managing the Brass Foundations education programme Sarah is a trustee for Youth Music Charity NYMAZ and sits on the Strategy Board of the North Yorkshire Music Education Hub. 

Along with the two 2-hour live training sessions on zoom, attendees will be provided with a workbook and access to the day’s training resources after completion of the session. After the two group sessions, all attendees will be offered a 1:1 follow-up with Sarah to follow up on any specific areas they need further support.  

Why should I attend Band Governance Bootcamp?

Identifying best-practice organisational set-ups is vital in order to provide a stable and robust framework for your band’s music-making. This essential governance training for bands will:

  • give you confidence that your legal responsibilities have been met
  • support you to improve your band’s financial planning
  • help you realise your ambitions for your band and its members
  • outline top tips on how to increase recruitment
  • offer an opportunity for reflection and to develop new ideas for your band
  • get access to BBE's fundraising service

Who is this training for?

This training is ideal for a Chair, Treasurer or key decision maker of a band. To get the most out of the training we would recommend more than one person from the same band attend Band Governance Bootcamp.

How much does it cost?

Band Governance Bootcamp is currently only available to BBE members, at a cost of £50 per attendee.

You can join BBE from as little as £25. For information on joining BBE please visit our Join Brass Bands England page.

This training is delivered across two evening sessions (6pm-8pm) on Monday 7 November and Monday 21 November.

Register for this event via the Register button below.


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Event fees

BBE Member: £ 50.00