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Player Development with Roger Webster (Cornwall)

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Just £15 for a full-day workshop with performance expert Dr Roger Webster. Essential training for players of all abilities to improve your playing, and improve your band!

"I really wish we'd brought more of our band! I would really encourage people from other bands to come along. There’s a lot to be learnt."

"It’s a really friendly atmosphere and just really easy-going. Loads of friendly faces there and you learn a lot of stuff that you might not have thought about before"

“It felt really relaxed knowing that there were people from different age ranges, different bands and different backgrounds, but you’re all there just trying to improve your playing.”

Saturday 6 November, 10AM - 4PM | Lavinet Community Centre, Bodmin

This informative workshop day led by performance expert Dr Roger Webster looks to improve the quality of your playing, and therefore improve the overall quality of your band performance. 

The Player Development workshops offer excellent value for money and a worthwhile networking opportunity with bands in the local area. Dr Webster focuses on the essentials of brass playing, exploring practical exercises to improve individual playing standards and thus contributing to overall improvements in bands’ performances. The afternoon focus is on mental and physiology aspects of efficient practice and performance methods.

Roger commented: "BBE has taken the initiative to run a varied programme of workshops for our brass bands. Players, teachers and conductors — please come along and take part! Ask those awkward questions and help move our bands back to their place at the forefront of the banding world!"

What will the workshop cover?

During the day, we will look at:

  • Fundamentals of breathing, embouchure and articulation
  • Building a daily practise regime
  • Concentration and motivation in practise 
  • Performance ‘Anxiety’
  • Goal setting
  • Physiology and Wellbeing

Find our more in our three minute film about BBE Player Development days.

Why should I attend a Player Development workshop?

Improve your individual performance, or the overall performance quality of your band. This workshop is for you if you want to:

  • put in place a regular and effective practise regime
  • understand the foundations of good playing
  • understand the basics of the physiology of playing and performing 
  • put in place strategies to improve concentration and motivation
  • understand the causes and effects of performance ‘anxiety’

Who is this training for?

This training is ideal for players of all levels. 

How much does it cost?

The Player Development Workshop day is available to BBE Members at a discounted cost.

You can join BBE from as little as £25. Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments.

BBE Members - £15
BBE Non-Members - £25

Please register for this event via the Register button below.

Player Development workshops will held across the country. Join our mailing list to be kept up to date when new dates are announced.

What about the venue?

Lavinet Community Centre has a large free-to-access car park, disabled access and facilities. Centrally located in Cornwall, it is accessible from the A30.

Make a weekend of it!

This event is part of a BBE Development Weekend taking place in Cornwall, which includes an Artistic Development workshop the following day, delivered by Cory Band conductor Philip Harper. Why not make a weekend of it?

November 6th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Shire House Suite
Shire House
Mount Folly Square
Bodmin, PL31 2DQ
United Kingdom
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Event Fee(s)
BBE Members £15.00
BBE Non-Members £25.00
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