Legends to appear at Black Dyke Virtual Brass Day

Black Dyke has confirmed the exciting news that the Legends Spotlight within its Virtual Brass Day will feature James Shepherd and John Clough.

Speaking about the day's action-packed schedule, Course Administrator, Alison Childs told BBW: “We have some great music for the course; however, the centrepiece is undoubtedly Eric Ball’s stellar classic, Journey into Freedom. The contribution made by James Shepherd and John Clough to Black Dyke’s 1969 winning performance is legendary, so to have the opportunity to discuss the performance and their time as Principal Cornet and Solo Euphonium at Black Dyke will be a special for all present."

The Virtual Brass Day, which takes place on 27th March 2021, will be led by Black Dyke’s Director of Music, Prof. Nicholas Childs, together with Richard Marshall, Connor Lennon, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Daniel Thomas, Matthew Routley and Gareth Hand.

The schedule for the day is as follows (all times are UK GMT):

08.45   Welcome and Registration
09.00   Introductions and warm-up (Richard Marshall)
09.15   Sectionals No.1 with tutors 
10.15   Morning Break
10.30   Full Band Rehearsal No.1 with Prof. Nick
11.30   Motivation Practice Techniques with Brett Baker
12.00   Musical Quiz with Matthew Routley
12.30   13.15 Lunch whilst enjoying the British Bandsman 125th Anniversary concert
13.15   Sectionals No.2 with tutors 
14.00   Full Band rehearsal No.2 with Prof. Nick
14.45   Improving your Technique with Richard Marshall
15.15   Soloist Spotlight: Daniel Thomas, Siobhan Bates, Brett Baker, Richard Marshall
15.45   Break 
16.00   Meet the Legends - Q & A session with James Shepherd and John Clough
16.30   Virtual Concert Performance
17.00   Farewell Good-byes

The price to attend the Black Dyke Virtual Brass Day is £35 per person, including a full Zoom recording of the day.

To book your place contact Course Administrator, Alison Childs using the following details:
email: alison4horn@btinternet.com     
telephone: +44 (0)7802 771735


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