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NABBC announce course details

National Association of Brass Band Conductors have announced dates for their courses on the regional test pieces for 2005.


National Association Of Brass Band Conductors
The Press release from them reads as follows:

The NABBC are pleased to announce a series of One Day Workshops for Conductors on 1st 2nd 3rd &4th Section Area Test pieces for the 2005 Regional Championship.

With personalities such as Dr Roy Newsome, Mal Brownbill Duncan Beckley, David Hurst, Steve Sykes, Nigel bodice and Alistair Orr working with the volunteer bands from Stockbridge, Newstead Welfare Band, Weston Brass,Kirkintilloch and West Lothian Schools.

It is anticipated that a good day will be had and that much will be learned through both the practical demonstrations and discussion times throughout the day.

All conductors are most welcome. There is a charge of £5:00 for Non Members which is refundable against annual subscriptions if joining the NABBC on the day of the workshop attending

For further details and photo opportunities contact:
Colin Thomas PRO NABBC.
Tel:01480 394552/07748 476491

Tel:01480 394552/07748 476491

National Association Of Brass Band Conductors presents a series of One day workshops on:

The 2005 Area Test Pieces
No. 2 Area -Northern

2nd,3rd,& 4th Sections
at The Dobcross Band Club, Saddleworth
ON 16 January 2005
With Dr Roy Newsom & Mal Brownbill
Booking and Details from Andrew Whittaker Tel:01924 896695

No. 3 Area -Midlands
2nd ,3rd&4th Sections
At No.3 Area
AT Newstead Band Room Hucknall
With David Hurst & Duncan Beckley
On 9 January 2005
Bookings and Details from Brian Draper Tel: 01623 462320

No. 4 Area—West of England
3rd & 4th Sections
Weston — super –Mare
With Steve Sykes
On 15 January 2005
Bookings and Details from Ray Clark. Tel: 01249655700

No.5 Area-Wales
1st 2nd 3rd &4th Sections
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff
With Dr Robert Childs
Bookings and Details from Brian C Buckley Tel:01792 205896

No. 6 Area — Scotland
1st 2nd, 3,rd &4th
AtThe Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
On 13 February 2005
Nigel Bodice & Alistair Orr
Booking & Details from Raymond Tennant. Tel: 0141 589 6466

NABBCMembers Free All others £5 refundableagainst annual membership fee if joining Association onday.

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