Brass Bands England (BBE) is to take its innovative development programme on-line for the next few months during the Covid-19 isolation period.
The sessions will be led by Philip Harper, followed by Roger Webster focusing on supporting bands and players to keep active and engaged.
The free workshops will be available to all users via on-line platforms.
Philip Harper will lead the first workshop on Thursday 26th March (7.00pm start) on a session titled 'Creating a spine tingling contest programme and how to use it to build your audience'.
This will be delivered using the zoom webinar platform so people can interact and ask questions throughout the session.
The session will also be available on Facebook live on the BBE facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brassbandsengland)
Later sessions will appear on the BBE facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrassBandsEngland/ for which users can sign up to for free.
To sign up to the zoom webinar go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Eguj4w1fSGCICtyUaLU5Bw to register.
There are only 100 spaces available so you will need to be quick as many are already taken.
During the session, Philip will be answering questions sent in advance from participants. If you have a question you would like to be included, e-mail in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop will begin with a short presentation on how to use the zoom platform effectively while participants get used to the set up before Philip starts at 7.15pm.
Time to chat
The sessions will finish with participants able to switch on their webcams and have a general chat amongst themselves to meet, share ideas and collaborate!
The sessions will focus on specific areas that other courses can only touch upon, so if you've been on a workshop before there is something new here. There will also be a particular focus on areas bands people can work on at home or specific topics band organisations can work on to strengthen themselves for the months ahead.
Philip Harper will lead the first workshop on Thursday 26th March (7.00pm start) on a session titled 'Creating a spine tingling contest programme and how to use it to build your audience'4BR
The second workshop will be led by Roger Webster and will focus on personal practice techniques.
It will be held on Thursday 2nd April (7.00pm) with more details on registering and other workshops to follow.
Once again, there will be the opportunity to send in questions for Roger to be included in the session.