If you had been walking past the Albert Hall in Nottingham yesterday you would have been forgiven for thinking the National Brass Band Championships had come to town! In fact, it was the the culmination of two weekends of Bandwise, our annual event for young brass, wind and percussion players from Grades 1 – 8. However, the standard of playing within the concert was second to none and would have been well placed in any national competition! There was great variety in the programme, ranging from a 16th century Flemish dance, Battle Pavan, an arrangement of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana and a foot tapping version of Tequila by all our percussionists. The concert finished with all three Bandwise groups coming together to play Instant Concert, a remarkable piece which contains 30 well known melodies in just over 3 minutes! So well done everybody!
With Christmas now feeling a very long time ago, some of you may already be making plans for summer. Well, why not come and join us for three days of splendid music making at our annual Summer School? This year’s event is going to held at Trent College in Long Eaton (our venue in 2018) between the 10th & 12th August. Plans are well underway for the 2020 event school with music being chosen around the theme ‘A Grand European Tour’. Guest artists include Hilary Campbell, Chris Swann and Sam Sweeney. Booking will open very soon so watch this space.
- Monday 20 January is National Cheese Lovers Day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheese-lovers-day/ If you celebrate this, you might like to look at this article spotted on Classic FM’s website as you nibble away at your gorgonzola! https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/weirdest-musical-instruments/cheese-drums/
Have a good week!
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