BTS Event Midlands 2018
University of Birmingham School, 12 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU.
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11:00: Warm Up led by Chris Houlding
11:20: Massed Choir Rehearsal (Work through 76 Trombones and See The Conquering Hero (which will be accompanied in the performance by Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra). Conducted by Adrian Taylor)
11:40: Work through Men of Harlech and Eye of the Tiger. Conducted by Ed Jones
12:00: Workshop with Andy Clennell (What to look out for when buying a trombone plus tips on instrument maintenance)
12:00: Annual General Meeting (All BTS Members welcome)
12:30: Lunch Break (Background music provided by groups from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire led by Ed Jones)
13:30: Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition Final (Hear the three finalists in this prestigious competition. The competition will be judged by Rob Tooley from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and others)
13:30: Going Plastic! (Play the pBuzz, mini pBone or pBones in an arrangement of James Brown’s I Feel Good. Instruments provided by Warwick Music Group and led by Adrian Taylor and TBC)
14:00: Jazz Improvisation Basics (Learn the basics of jazz improvisation with TBC. Improvise using just 3 pitches over a 12-bar blues sequence. Ideal for trombonists who think they can’t improvise!)
14:00: Jazz Improvisation Advanced (Develop your improvisation skills with Jeremy Price (Head of Jazz at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). Ideal for trombonists who can already improvise a little)
14:30: Chris Houlding (A guide to the ITA and recital)
15:15: End of Day Performance (Perform See The Conquering Hero and 76 Trombones accompanied by Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra and Men of Harlech and Eye of the Tiger. Listen to Rimsky-Korsakoff’s famous Trombone Concerto, Feeling Good, plus performances by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Trombone Ensemble and Rob Tooley from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
Parking is available on site.
The nearest railway station is Selly Oak, accessible from Birmingham New Street.
61 & 63 buses from the city centre.
Tea and Coffee will be available throughout the day.
Bring a packed lunch.
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