Events Calendar

NABBC Master Classes for Brass Instrumentalists & Musical Directors

Sunday 07 July 2013, 10:00am - 04:00pm

Directed by inspirational MD Richard Evans and supported by Murray Greig (brass band enthusiast and lead trumpet for Opera North), Mike Kilroy (adjudicator and euphonium specialist) and Mareika Gray (MD of the Milnrow Band), the corps of musicians for this event will be Grand Shield Winners 2013, The Milnrow Brass Band.

Registration is at 9.30am and the morning sessions will provide unique sectional rehearsals for brass instrumentalists, and for both new and established musical directors. The afternoon sessions will allow MDs to rehearse a massed band composed of The Milnrow Band and those attending the morning sectional rehearsals. The programme will also include exciting new items from our most successful composer Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

The total cost is £25 for non-members but free for existing NABBC members. (£20 per person if 8 or more instrumentalists come from the same band).

To secure your place at this Arts Council sponsored event please contact NABBC secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or national chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alternatively call 07973 727881.

‘This is a unique opportunity to rehearse and perform with Grand Shield winners, The Milnrow Band, have sectional rehearsals with technical specialists, be directed by our most respected MD Richard Evans and, play the music of Paul a-Cooper. All for £25! Such an opportunity should not be missed’.

Andrew White
NABBC Chairman


NABBC Master Class Programme

Sunday 7th July 2013
Bertie's Banqueting Rooms’, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9AW

9.30am Registration

10.00   Massed bands, directed by Richard Evans. ‘Meeting a band for the first time, endorsing expectations, developing positive interactions and setting bench marks’.

11.00   Tea / Coffee

11.20   Sectional rehearsals for players. Items to be performed will feature the appropriate section. ‘Fire in the Blood will also be rehearsed.
Cornets – Murray Greig, Flugel, horns – Mareika Gray
Baritones, Euphs, Trombones, basses and percussion – Mike Kilroy
An independent workshop for conductors will be run by R Evans.

12.30pm Lunch (available on site and well-priced)

1.30 Massed bands directed by new conductors.
Support and advice will be offered accordingly.

2.45     Tea / Coffee

3.00     Massed band (Performance of ‘Fire in the Blood’) R Evans

3.45     Concluding remarks

Location : ‘Bertie's Banqueting Rooms’, Brook Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9AW