Cory Band Conductors Weekend

Philip Harper and Nigel Seaman are running a special two-day initiative supported by Ty Cerdd and Arts Council of Wales funding. Cory Band’s artistic duo welcome first time conductors or conductors looking to take their skills and experience to the next level conductors to the event, which is being offered free of charge for anyone living in Wales or planning to work with a Welsh organisation.

The days will run on the weekend of 21st-22nd August and will offer tuition, masterclass and practical experience at Cory's new home in Ton Pentre in South Wales. Those taking part will also get the opportunity to a conduct a group of Cory players during the day.

Day 1: Saturday 21st August (10.00am — 4.00pm) - This will be suitable for first time or beginner conductors or those that have either never picked up a baton, or are just beginning on their conducting journey.

Day 2: Sunday 22nd August (10.00am — 4.30pm) - This will be suitable for more advanced conductors and those that have conducted groups in the past or are currently working with a band but would like advice and tips to support their development.

Musical Director Philip Harper explained, "We're delighted to be able to offer these sessions to help conductors develop their skills, and Nigel and I have a wealth of experience and tips to pass on. It will be a thrill to have members of the Cory Band there to work with and we're really looking forward to welcoming the participants to be guests for the day at our wonderful new bandroom."

Interested parties are asked to complete a short application at: It is anticipated that these days will be oversubscribed. Applicants will be selected for participation based on their applications, which should be submitted in advance of the 23rd July closing date. These will be in person events operated within Covid-19 guidelines set by the Welsh Government. Queries may be directed to: Individuals will be advised if they have been chosen to attend by Friday 30th July.


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