Black Dyke Band Virtual Brass Day 27th March 2021

Join Prof. Nicholas Childs and Black Dyke soloists on 27 th March, 2021 for a Virtual Brass Day. Black Dyke looks forward to welcoming brass players from the UK and Worldwide.  The brass day ensures a high-octane adventure for everyone involved for Grade 5 (or equivalent) and above.  Delegates will be enjoy musical challenges, classes and an opportunity to meet two of Black Dyke’s Legends James Shepherd and John Clough.  The aim is to balance a general improvement to overall playing standards with like-minded friends. Repertoire includes William Rimmer’s Punchinello, Philip Sparke’s Concert Prelude, Cornets will enjoy Bugler’s Holiday and the great classic by Eric Ball, Journey into Freedom. The Virtual Day will be directed by Black Dyke’s Director of Music, Prof. Nicholas Childs together with Richard Marshall, Connor Lennon, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Daniel Thomas, Matthew Routley and Gareth Hand. Your Virtual Brass Day will include Sectional and full band rehearsals,  Workshops including Motivation Practice Techniques in the challenges of a pandemic, Tips from the Principals, and Performance Technique. Day Schedule (All times are UK GMT) 9 am - 5 pm 08.45 - Welcome and Registration 09.00 – Introductions and warm-up (Richard Marshall) 09.15 – Sectionals No.1 with tutors  10.15 – Morning Break 10.30 -  Full Band Rehearsal No.1 with Prof. Nick 11.30 -  Motivation Practice Techniques with Brett Baker 12.00 – Musical Quiz with Matthew Routley 12.30 – 13.15 Lunch whilst enjoying the British Bandsman 125th Anniversary concert 13.15 - Sectionals No.2 with tutors  14.00 – Full Band rehearsal No.2 with Prof. Nick 14.45 – Improving your Technique with Richard Marshall 15.15 – Soloist Spotlight: Daniel Thomas, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Richard Marshall 15.45 – Break  16.00 – Meet the Legends - Q & A session James Shepherd and John Clough 16.30 – Virtual Concert Performance 17.00 – Farewell Good-byes Black Dyke Virtual Brass Day £35 per person Included a full Zoom recording of the day. To book your place contact Course Administrator Alison Childs Mob: +44 (0)7802 771735