We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the BBE team in order to support more players, bands and communities with practical advice and creative resources for banding.
We are thrilled to welcome two new recruits, who will work to reach and support more brass bands during this challenging period.
Angharad Muir-Davies, appointed as our Digital Training Resource Coordinator, will be tasked with producing a new set of resources for the brass band sector in the form of digital toolkits, how-to guides and training videos.
Topics covered will include fundraising, marketing and risk assessments, as well as delving further into areas such as band management, finance and governance.
Resources will be accessible via the Brass Bands England website and thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund, select content will be made available for free to non-member bands and the wider music sector.
Clair Donnelly also joins the team as Digital Marketing, Communications and PR Manager. Clair will be ensuring that new resources are available to and accessed by as many bands as possible, as well as promoting the brass band sector to the wider musical community and general public.
Angharad and Clair join BBE along with five new Youth Development Brass Specialists who form part of the new Brass Foundations project.
BBE’s Chief Executive Officer, Kenny Crookston, said:
“We know how hard it is for bands at the moment and we want to make sure that the information they need to survive and adapt is readily available to them.
These new positions, along with the funding we’ve received from Arts Council England, give us a chance to up our support to help bands get back to making-music.
We’re in ongoing consultation with bands to find out exactly what they need and are looking forward to producing new high-quality learning materials that are engaging, interactive and accessible to bands at all stages of their development.”
Call for input
Bands both inside and outside of the membership are asked to share their training and resource requirements by submitting requests to Angharad@bbe.org.uk.