The National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) was relaunched on 6 November 2020 with the new name 'Brass Band Conductors' Association (BBCA), complete with new branding. As well as bringing the organisation up-to-date this marks the launch of a new programme of events and offerings from the organisation.
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, which is included in the cost of their existing membership. This brings benefits such as a discount on personal insurance, a free DBS check and discounts at BBE events. Each new member will receive a complimentary keyring. Follow these links for more information:
Join the BBCA or renew your membership online.
Meet the BBCA Area Representatives
Find out about the BBCA Mentoring Scheme
Report on the 2020 AGM
BBCA Conducting Competition 2021
The 2021 competition is now closed. The four finalists will be announced on the BBCA Facebook page on Sunday 13th June at 4pm, where you'll get to see video clips of the entries. Visit the facebook page now to set a link for notification of the announcement. The final will be streamed on Facebook on 27th June. Find out more.
The BBCA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 17th July on zoom. Invitations and more information will be provided in due course.
Conducting webinars to watch:
As part of the BBE online development programme of webinars held during the Covid-19 lock-down a number of top conductors shared their conducting expertise. Watch these inspiring videos.
Conduct IT MOOC
ConductIT is an open online teaching and learning resource for conducting students and conductors at all levels. Find out more.
Who is ConductIT for?
- Music students and musicians who want to develop their knowledge and skills, typically in preparation for formal conducting studies or to become conducting professionals.
- Educators who are active as conductors in their line of work and who wish to develop and further their skills in conducting through continued education. These conductors typically work with community orchestras, bands and choirs, or as educators in primary/secondary education.
- Musicians and the music interested who want to understand more about conducting and conductors, but who do not plan to practise the craft and art of conducting.
- Conducting teachers who wish to find new and innovative ways of engaging their students.
RNCM Course for Music Educators
If you are aspiring to be a conductor, check out this annual course at the RNCM for music educators.
For further information about the BBCA, please email email@example.com