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Brass Foundations Future Leaders’ Programme applications now open

Brass Foundations Future Leaders programme, children playing brass instruments with teacher looking over
Tuesday, 4 June, 2024

Applications are now open for BBE’s Brass Foundations Future Leaders’ Programme, which aims to develop the talent of youth band leaders in the sector. This new year-long programme will provide a unique training experience, with practical workshops, ongoing mentorship, peer networking and support to complete the RSL Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Music and Performing Arts Learning. 

The new initiative is part of the award-winning Brass Foundations education programme delivered by BBE’s Youth Development Brass Specialists across the country. 

Sarah Baumann, Brass Bands England’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “We are now accepting applications for our Future Leaders programme and encourage people to apply if they feel they are a suitable candidate. We are looking forward to seeing an array of people who want to develop their youth band leadership skills”.

The training programme is recommended for individuals with some experience in an education or community youth setting who wish to enhance and hone their skills to become more confident and able youth band leaders. Interested candidates must be able to commit to a year-long programme of training, workshops and mentoring. The course content will be focused on working with learners in their first year of playing, however, skills and learning will be applicable to working with musical learners of varying abilities.

Want to find out more?

Full course information is now available on the Frture Leaders’ website page, or contact Youth Development Brass Specialist Sheila Allen on

Applications will close at 9am on Monday 22 July, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 31 July. 

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