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Player and artistic development workshops on tour

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Wednesday, 1 December, 2021

Our famous Development Programme is finally ready to tour England once again! Training will include Player Development and Artistic Development, with workshop leaders Philip Harper, Roger Webster and Paul Cosh.

BBE’s Education and Development Manager, Sarah Baumann, commented: “After a long wait, we are incredibly excited to be taking our workshop sessions back out on the road. Although we’re looking forward to seeing BBE members in person again, we will still be continuing to deliver much of our training online, continuing our Webinar programme across the next year and making sure our team is available for regular Zoom drop-in sessions on a range of topics.”

Upcoming workshops and webinars

Player Development with Roger Webster (Bolton)
Sunday 16 January - 10:00 - 16:00

Player Development with Roger Webster (Sheffield)
Saturday 26 February - 10:00 - 16:00

Artistic Development with Philip Harper (Leicester)
Saturday 9 Apil - 10:00 - 16:00

Player Development with Roger Webster (Leicester)
Sunday 10 April  - 10:00 - 16:00

About Player Development workshops

BBE Player Development workshops offer excellent value for money and a worthwhile networking opportunity with bands in the local area. Usually delivered by both Paul Cosh and Dr Roger Webster, the workshop day 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 physiological aspects of efficient practice and performance methods.

Player Development is a full day workshop costing £15 per attendee for BBE members, and £25 per attendee for non-members.

About Artistic Development workshops

BBE Artistic Development day consists of practical workshops led by Cory Band’s conductor Philip Harper, which looks to demystify the subject of Artistic Direction. Philip breaks down what it means to be an Artistic Director, exploring concert planning, collaboration, audience development and the nuts and bolts of running a successful rehearsal. Philip will discuss the importance to artistic leaders of self-learning, curious listening and wild imagination, as well as covering the basics of 'on the ground' artistic direction as a conductor working with bands in rehearsals. Each topic will be illustrated with practical examples, including a live rehearsal session with a band. 

Artistic Development is a full-day workshop costing £15 per attendee for BBE members, and £25 per attendee for non-members..

How do I register for a BBE event?

BBE members can register for all the above events via our training and events page.

BBE member bands and individuals can benefit from discounts on BBE events. Membership starts from just £25. For information on joining please visit our join Brass Bands England page.