Heron to lead BBE baton beaters

The latest Brass Bands England on-line session this evening will see Mark Heron demystifying conducting techniques...

  Mark Heron will lead the on-line session.

Brass Bands England's Development Programme Online: Conducting Bootcamp with Mark Heron

This week's Brass Bands England Development Programme Online session is being led by RNCM Head of Conducting Mark Heron.


It takes place on Thursday 25th June — 7.00pm (BST) and will see Mark discuss the fundamentals of posture; taking care of physical well-being; and exploring beat-patterns and physicality in relation to matters such as tempo, dynamic, articulation and sound quality.

Participants are encouraged to grab a baton (or a pencil) and clear enough space in front of their computer screen to stand up and wave their arms around!!

As part of the webinar, materials from ConductIT will also be showcased. ConductIT is an ongoing project to develop online music courses and resources.

More information:

To find out more go to: https://conductitproject.wordpress.com and tune into the webinar.

To sign up to the zoom webinar go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9215882779877/WN_P3M-PwKMTx2-hlc4eQzKKQ to register.

Mark's session will take place on a Zoom webinar for those who want to get involved and ask questions directly, as well as being available as a Facebook live video on the BBE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brassbandsengland

Emergency Fund

All the workshops are free but BBE is asking participants to consider supporting the Brass Bands Emergency Fund with what they think sessions are worth.

To support the emergency fund, please go to: https://www.chuffed.org/project/brassbandemergencyfund

During the session, Zoom attendees will be able to ask questions sent in via the registration form.

The workshop will begin with a short presentation on how to use the Zoom platform effectively to get the most out of the workshop while participants get used to the set up before starting at about 7.10pm.

Participants are encouraged to grab a baton (or a pencil) and clear enough space in front of their computer screen to stand up and wave their arms around!!BBE

Down the pub

After the broadcast you can join regulars down at the 'BBE Pub' to discuss the session and other things happening in the banding world.

Mark's session will mark the 14th week of BBE Webinars which have had excellent reach (over 10k views for some videos).


The workshops will be delivered online using the Zoom webinar platform so attendees can interact and ask questions throughout the session directly.

The session will also be available on Facebook live on the BBE facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brassbandsengland and BBE facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrassBandsEngland/ for which users can sign up to for free.

The Brass Bands England Team will be taking a short break from delivering online events during July, but will return in August for a new programme of online events and training webinars to be announced very soon.

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