The Brass Band Conductors' Association (BBCA) is here to support and bring together conductors and those interested in picking up the baton from all over the world, and is going from strength to strength.
BBCA at the Wychavon Festival of Brass
Meet up with the BBCA on Saturday 4 November at The De Montfort School, Evesham. Members of the BBCA Exec will be manning their trade stand in the heated marquee and look forward to chatting to you about all things conducting and banding-related.
Develop your band sound with Russell Gray and David Thornton
If you missed the BBCA Virtual Networking event on 25th October visit the Member Resources to watch the video. Russell Gray and David Thornton converse about their rehearsal techniques for developing band sound, sharing plenty of actionable tips that you can take back to the bandroom, put into practice and hear the difference in your own band.
Brass Band Conductor Award 2023
This year Brass Bands England introduced a new Brass Band Conductor Award, supported by the BBCA.
Congratulations go to Louise Renshaw who was presented with the 2023 award at the Brass Band Conference on 7th October in Huddersfield.
Louise is celebrating 40 years of volunteering with youth brass bands in Cheshire, from her beginning conducting the Poynton Youth Brass Band to the founding of Macclesfield Youth Brass Band in 2005. In that time she has dedicated her all to the young people in the bands, supporting every member and offering many opportunities - including helping to fund private lessons for those with disabilities.
Her commitment to Macclesfield Youth Brass Band has seen them rise to success. They previously won Brass Factor and this year came 3rd place in the Championship section of Youth Champs. Congratulations, Louise Renshaw!
Join the BBCA
Meet the BBCA Exec and Area Representatives
Russell Gray is the President of the BBCA, with James Holt as Chair. The Exec is made up of conductors from a wide range of banding backgrounds and others who support banding. Meet the Exec.
The organisation has Area Representatives across the regions, who are always willing to help you.
BBCA Past Events
From Youth Champs, Wychavon and the Brass Band Conference, the BBCA is out and about.
Check out these conducting courses
Revisit these conducting webinars:
Login to the BBE Member Resources area to see a selection of conducting-related webinars, including:
'How to lead a great rehearsal' with Philip Harper, 'Score Preparation' with Stuart Black, Alan Duguid and James Holt, 'Contest Preparation' with Russell Gray and 'Conducting Bootcamp' with Mark Heron, and many more.
The Association partnered with BBE in October 2019, which saw the two bodies coming together to develop educational opportunities for conductors. In addition to BBE providing administrative support, the arrangement means that all members of the BBCA now receive individual membership of BBE. Hear about the BBCA's relaunch in November 2020 by watching the webinar 'Keep calm and Carry on Banding'.
Please email BBCA Secretary Rosie Banham: firstname.lastname@example.org