Brass Bands England is aiming to help youth bands across the country re-engage their players with their newly launched Brass Foundations programme.
The next stage of the programme, which launched in January, will be a free webinar (£5 for non-members) featuring three of BBE's Youth Development Brass Specialists.
It will take place on Thursday 4th March (7.00pm) when Paul Fisher, Deirdre Waller-Box and Helen Minshall will explore the challenges and the potential success of working with young people online.
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It is hoped the interactive session should provide bands with the tools to get re-started — from the complexities of preparing for an online rehearsal, to virtual playing techniques and how to develop your online offer and attractions.
BBE's Education & Development Manager Sarah Baumann told 4BR: "BBE Brass Foundations was launched a month ago and our five new Youth Development Brass Specialists have been doing incredible work despite COVID-19 restrictions.
One area that many leaders of Youth Bands have requested support for is running online rehearsals."
Thursday 4th March (7.00pm) when Paul Fisher, Deirdre Waller-Box and Helen Minshall will explore the challenges and the potential success of working with young people onlineBBE
Sarah added: "In this webinar we want to empower youth band leaders who haven't ventured online yet to re-engage with the young people in their band before we return to in-person rehearsals."
4BR was informed that the BBE team are also collecting data on the needs and aspirations of those already running or looking to set up a youth band.
You can take part by completing their three-minute Brass Foundations Survey sharing information on what support you might need for your future youth work.