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NEW: Band Governance Bootcamp

Band Governance Bootcamp
Tuesday, 13 April, 2021

We are pleased to launch our brand new training day, the Band Governance Bootcamp! Band Governance Bootcamp is a full day workshop led by the Brass Bands England team, covering the essentials for good governance for brass bands.

Alongside looking at legal responsibilities and requirements, attendees will be encouraged to think about the future aims of their band, and how BBE can help bands to achieve them.

What will the course cover?

The course will look at the following areas:

  • Funding models and organisational structure
  • Charity Status, legal structures and responsibilities
  • Purpose and aims of your organisation
  • Committee roles and employed roles
  • Safeguarding
  • Finding funding

Along with the live training session, attendees will be provided with a workbook and will also have access to the day’s training resources after completion of the session.

Why should I attend Band Governance Bootcamp?

Identifying best-practice organisational set-ups is vital in order to provide a stable and robust framework for your band’s music-making. This essential governance training for bands will:

  • give you confidence that your legal responsibilities have been met
  • help you realise your ambitions for your band and its members
  • support you to improve your band’s financial planning
  • outline top tips on how to increase recruitment
  • offer an opportunity for reflection and to develop new ideas for your band

Who is this training for?

This training is ideal for a Chair, Treasurer or key decision maker of a band. To get the most out of the day we would recommend more than one person from the same band attend Band Governance Bootcamp.

Who will be delivering the training?

Band Governance Bootcamp sessions will be delivered by BBE’s Education and Development Manager, Sarah Bauman, and BBE’s Relationship and Partnership Development Manager, Alex Parker.

Speaking about the course, Alex said “This course has been specifically designed to address important areas of focus for those running bands, and has taken into account the questions that we get asked most often by our members. It's a full day of learning with lots of topics being covered, so we’re hopeful that Bootcamp will prove to be a really worthwhile investment for our participant bands.”

How much does it cost?

Band Governance Bootcamp is currently only available to BBE members, at a cost of £50 per attendee.

How to register

The next Band Governance Bootcamp sessions will be running on Sunday 11 July and Sunday 12 September.

BBE members can register for the Bootcamp by visiting our Events section.

BBE membership starts from £25. For information on joining please visit our Join Brass Bands England page.