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Scottish Youth get final Porthouse reminder

If you want to enjoy being part of the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland — then why not get in touch and enjoy yourselves under the baton of Ian Porthouse and his colleagues.

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  The course will be led by Ian Porthouse

The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland is making a final call to young players interested in joining the band for its exciting Easter Course.

It will be held at Strathallan School in Perthshire under new Musical Director Ian Porthouse. He will be joined by conductors John Boax, Alan Fernie and Musical Director Emeritus Richard Evans from 11th to 14th April on a course that will see them working with the joint senior and reserve bands.

World premiere

With invaluable funding from Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative (YMI), the combined band will also premiere a commissioned work by Tom Davoren featuring former NYBBS and current Fairey Band solo horn, Rachel Neil.

With invaluable funding from Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative (YMI), the combined band will also premiere a commissioned work by Tom Davoren featuring former NYBBS and current Fairey Band solo horn, Rachel Neil4BR

Interested?

Anyone interested in signing up for the Easter Course is encouraged to do so quickly, as spaces are limited.

Go to: For application Form go to www.sbba.org.uk/­NYBBS

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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator