Brass Band Summer School cancelled

Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, the 2021 edition of the popular Brass Band Summer School (BBSS) has been cancelled. The course, which has attracted hundreds of delegates from across the globe was due to have taken place from 8th - 14thAugust at Harrogate Ladies’ College, with a stellar line-up of tutors under the Musical Direction of Richard Evans.

The Directors of the BBSS issued this statement: “We have been working closely with both a specialist Health and Safety Consultant and Harrogate Borough Council to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and delegates on what would have been our 35th Anniversary course.  However, following Monday’s UK Government press briefing confirming that Step 4 of the Roadmap will go ahead on 19th July, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s course and look ahead to 2022. Although we’re extremely disappointed to deliver this news, as a six-day residential course, which prides itself on providing delegates of all ages and abilities with a high-class musical experience in a fun and safe environment, we feel that it’s in the best interests of all involved to exercise caution in this way.”

Plans for 2022 are already underway to ensure that the Brass Band Summer School can once again open its doors to delegates from all over the world, for what is sure to be a week of musical celebration. In the meantime, the BBSS will be offering a full refund on 2021 course fees and the opportunity to secure a place on the 2022 course at Harrogate Ladies’ College from 7th – 13th August.

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