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In conjunction with Black Dyke Band, the BTS will be hosting a Trombone Focus Day on Sunday 19 May, 2013 at Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD.
09:30 Warm up and massed trombone ensemble (Mr Sandman and new commission)
10:45 Workshop with Black Dyke Trombone Section featuring junior and youth quartets
11:15 Q&A chaired by Brett Baker and senior quartet
11:30 Performance by Black Dyke Youth Quartet and junior quartets
11:45 Final rehearsal of massed trombone ensemble
12:05 Band rehearsal with trombones
15:00 Concert. Dress code - all black, please.
This summer, from 29 July to 3 August, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is holding a week-long summer school, where participants will receive expert tuition and work with musicians including:
This course is aimed at enthusiastic brass players who are interested in developing high level performance skills in a conservatoire setting or for any student preparing to study music.
As well as individual one-to-one lessons and master classes, participants will have time for personal practice and ensemble rehearsals, culminating in a concert at the end of the summer school.
For full information on the brass summer school, please see the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland website.
Carol Jarvis, BTS President, was presented on Sunday 28 April with the 2013 ITA President’s Award. The presentation took place at the BTS Jazz day at the Royal Northern College of Music and was made by ITA President, Jiggs Whigham.
The citation on the plaque, reads:
To Carol Jarvis, a woman who will not accept the meaning of can't or quit, for her courage, inspiration and multifaceted contribution to the world of trombones.
Presented by the ITA Officers, Board of Advisors and Council of Past Presidents.