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Brass in Concert elementary programme makes a come-back

Close up of three children each playing a cornet, they are each wearing a red jumper
Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

Following a break in recent years, the Brass in Concert Elementary Programme is back in business, this time stronger than ever.

This year’s programme will see the North East Music Hubs joining forces to deliver a series of online workshops for young performers across the region.

Budding young performers from Durham, Tees Valley, Gateshead, Newcastle, and Northumberland will perform together virtually for the first time ever in Brass in Concert history.

Each workshop will be led by performer and educator Helen Minshall, who is the BBE Brass Foundations specialist for the North of England.

The Elementary Programme events form part of the wider Brass in Concert Festival, which also includes the main Brass in Concert Championship and Youth Championship are due to take place on Saturday 20 November at Sage Gateshead.

Brass in Concert Chair, David Bennett, said: “The Brass in Concert team are fully committed to supporting the next generation of brass players, and this is the next step along that journey. We are thrilled to be working with such a range of talented and enthusiastic professionals and young people in the region where Brass in Concert will take place.”

Footage of the elementary programme workshops will be broadcast across the public areas of the Sage on 20 November and will be available to watch online following the event. Details will be announced shortly in the banding press.

Tickets to attend Brass in Concert events on 20 November can be purchased from the Sage Gateshead website.