Brass Band Englands Artistic Development Program Comes To The South West

Sep 5, 2018

Come and listen to Philip Harper demystifythe subject of Artistic Direction, particularly the role of ‘the audience’ in artistic thinking.

“In my 20 years developing as a band conductor, I have often thought deeply about what it is exactly I am trying to achieve – the essence of my art.  When Brass Bands England asked me to take a national lead on this very topic I was very excited to have the chance to share my experience in a way which could potentially benefit all levels of banding.  I’m very much looking forward to meeting a wide spectrum of many like-minded people across the country in these workshops, which I hope will be inspirational to all”.

Philip will discuss the importance to artistic leaders of self-learning, curious listening and wild imagination, as well as covering the basics of ‘on the ground’ artistic direction as a conductor working with bands in rehearsals.

Each topic will be illustrated with practical examples, including a live rehearsal session with a band, and demonstrations of how Cory Band has learnt to market itself in the 21st Century.

This training day is open to all, but is particularly aimed at Musical Directors and band committee members.

September 29 2018, from 10am, Turnberries, Bath Road, Thornbury, UK.

Click here to order your tickets!

Tickets to this event include the price of a buffet lunch.

The venue is located next to Rock Street Car Park where there is free long stay parking available.

Please email sophie@bbe.org.uk if you have any dietary/access requirements.