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BBE spring training now open for booking

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021

Today we've launched our line-up of training and networking events for the new year, through to the end of spring 2022!

The busy schedule sees an expanded programme, which includes free and discounted training for bands and individuals who are members of the organisation.

Events include a separate series of webinars, touring development workshops and youth development training. Alongside this, regular drop-in Q&A sessions will give bands a chance to put forward queries on topics such as COVID-19 safety and how to claim gift aid.

Experts from inside and outside of the sector

Philip Harper, Roger Webster and Paul Cosh will all return to lead BBE’s popular player and artistic development days. The webinar series will also bring in experts from other fields including arts fundraising and VAT consultancy, to help support bands with their funding and financial management.

I'm not a member, can I participate?

Every term BBE offers an in-depth training webinar absolutely free for everyone, including non members. This time, the webinar on VAT advice will be free for all to access. Covid-19 advice sessions, supported by New Moon Insurance, will continue to be accessible at no cost.

Book now to secure your place

Attendance of certain events is limited so booking early is advised.

BBE’s Education and Development Manager, Sarah Baumann, commented: “The positivity and resilience of bands throughout the pandemic has been amazing to see but we know there is still work to do to ensure a sustainable future for our art-form. We’ve put a lot of thought into our new event series, and assembled the best experts we can find. They’ll be able to offer some really valuable insights on things like financial planning and band governance, alongside our well-loved performance-focused workshops.”

Full Events Programme


VAT advice | Tuesday 11 January 7PM
Fundraising: what’s next for your supporter schemes? | Tuesday 1 February 7PM
Band Governance Bootcamp | Various dates
BandSafe Online | Various dates

Player & artistic development on tour

Player development with Roger Webster & Paul Cosh | Sunday 16 January, Bolton
Player development with Roger Webster & Paul Cosh | Saturday 26 February,  Sheffield
Artistic development with Philip Harper | Saturday 9 April, Leicester
Player development with Roger Webster & Paul Cosh | Sunday 10 April, Leicester

BBE youth development

Brass Foundations CPD session | Saturday 15 January 1PM
Youth Champs drop-in session | Wednesday 26 January 7PM

Ask us anything Q&As

BBCA conductors drop-in at the Butlin's Open | Saturday 8 January 1:30PM
COVID-19 safety | Monday 17 January 6PM
Gift aid | Wednesday 9 February 6PM
Using the BBE Inclusion Toolkit | Thursday 3 March 6PM

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