*
banner

Webster leads German masterclasses

Roger Webster has been helping the development of the German brass band movement by leading a masterclass series in Jena with BlechKLANG Brass Band.

Roger Webster
  Roger Webster was on hand to help the delegates

Besson artist Roger Webster recently gave a series of masterclasses in Germany with the BlechKLANG Brass Band.

The 'Jenaer Blechblaserseminare' seminars have been held over the last few years supported by Besson, with 21 musicians from all parts of Germany making the trip this year to Jena to enjoy the opportunity to work with the internationally renowned cornet player and teacher.

Impressive

BlechKLANG Brass Band was formed in 1971 as part of the nationally-owned enterprise, Carl Zeiss Jena. Its current musical directors are Alexander Richter and Patricio Cosentino, and the band has successfully participated on a number of occasions at the German Brass Band Championship. They also perform various concerts in Jena and throughout Thuringia every year.

Alexander told 4BR: "It was such an impressive experience to see Roger working with the musicians.

I would like to thank Besson for making this special event possible, and I am convinced that with the development of this masterclass series we are establishing something very important for the German brass band movement."

After giving a day full of individual tuition that included invaluable tips and advice on performance technique and approach, the event closed with a community concert featuring Roger as the guest soloist.

The participants were incredibly dedicated and keen. I hope I could answer all questions and I wish all the musicians so much success in their future developmentRoger Webster

Encouraged

Reflecting on the weekend, Roger told 4BR: "The participants were incredibly dedicated and keen. I hope I could answer all questions and I wish all the musicians so much success in their future development.

I was delighted to make the trip and so encouraged by what I heard from the talented players and such a well organised band."

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Swiss National

Results: 2021 Swiss National Championships

November 29 • Valaisia Brass Band Rejoice once again as they retain their Swiss National title with divisional honours to Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia; Brass Band Bern; Brass Band Feldmusik Escholzmatt; Musik Frohsinn Oberburg Jugend Brass Band Oberer Sempachersee


Perth Concert Hall

Result: 2021 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield

November 28 • Kingdom Brass completes 2021 with a National & Scottish Challenge Shield double as they claim victory in Perth.


Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Besson Scottish Open

November 27 • A Gallery full of outstanding musical portraits sees Whitburn claim the Scottish Open title for a seventh successive year.


Yorkshrie

Yorkshire Youth continues reinvigorated progress

November 26 • The Yorkshire Youth Band has met up again to showcase their progress and enhance their skill sets under the team of Black Dyke Band stars.


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Wind Ensemble

Friday 26 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ


York Railway Institute Band - Richard Marshall

Friday 26 November • York St John University Chapel. York. North Yorkshire YO31 7EX


Bodmin Town Band - Switch on of Christmas lights, Mount Folly, Bodmin

Friday 26 November • Mount Folly, Bodmin PL312DQ


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 27 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Scottish Open 2021

Saturday 27 November • Mill Street, Perth


The Marple Band

November 29 • Want a change of scene. We're a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for a Bb Bass player, variety of cornets(depending on experience), 2nd Horn, 2nd Trombone and kit percussion. We are currently preparing for NW Regionals.


Wotton and District Silver Band

November 28 • Vacancy for PERCUSSIONIST.


Lindley Band

November 28 • CORNET and HORN PLAYERS required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Jonathan Pippen


Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician


               

 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd