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The weekend will be hosted at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR.
The festival promises to be a true celebration of our wonderful instrument. Packed full of performances, masterclasses, competitions, massed blows, group warm-ups, trade stands, and more. This is a chance to meet old friends and new, learn from the experts and most importantly . . . play together!
Ian Bousfield, Callum Au, Chris Augustine, Emily White, Katy Jones, Chris Thomas, Tony Boorer, Slide Action and The Royal Air Force Trombone Ensemble.
More to come...
Saturday Night Jazz Club featuring 'Rory Ingham’s Trombone Assembly!' An all ticket event. £10.00 each.
All our competition finals will take place during the weekend. More details to follow.
We have made sure that something is planned for everyone, of all ages, abilities and styles of playing.
Watch this space for more information over the next few days.
Saturday 29 October
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Massed Blow with Bob Hughes
BTS Youth Day Click here to download a programme of events
Guest Artist Sessions
Callum Au: Writing for trombone
Big Band Section Playing
Lunchtime Recital: Chris Thomas (Principal Trombone, Cory Band)
Live podcast with Melissa Brown
Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition
BTS Trombone Quartet Competition
BTS Trombone Choir competition
Secret Lessons. If you would like to sign up for a free 20-minute secret lesson, please send an email to: email@example.com.
Please say on which day you would like the lesson and your preferred instrument — tenor trombone, bass trombone or sackbut (Sackbut lessons are only available on Sunday). Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to registered Festival participants, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.
17:30 - 18:30 Showcase concert featuring guest artists, Slide Action, RBC Choir
20:00 Jazz Night (Tickets available separately) featuring 'Rory Ingham’s Trombone Assembly’
Sunday 30th October
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
Group Warm-Up with Katy Jones
Ian Bousfield: Masterclass
Tony Boorer: Trombone and Electronics
RAF Trombone Ensemble
Emily White: Discovering Early Music
Recital: Emily White and Katy Jones
Andy Clennell: Trombone Maintenance
BTS Sackbut Competition
16:30 - 18:00 Closing Concert featuring the RBC Brass Band, Ian Bousfield, other artists (tbc)
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To register for the Saturday Evening Jazz Concert, click the ticket below:
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Click here or scan the QR Code to download the Festival Programme.
Photographs and Video Recording will take place during the event for future inclusion in the BTS online magazine "The Trombonist" and Social Media. If you do not wish to be included, please vacate the area being filmed.