SBBA announce revised Learning Roadshow

The Scottish Brass Band Association has announced a new date for their on-line Learning Roadshow.

  The initiative will now be held on-line on Sunday 20th September

Preparations for two Scottish Brass Band Association learning events to celebrate the organisation's 125th anniversary year are back on track after being temporarily derailed by the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.

Learning Roadshow

The Learning Roadshows had originally been planned for the east and west of Scotland during June and September with the intention of reaching out to brass band musicians with useful workshop and information sessions.

Now the two revised events are being combined into a single, online experience which will be beamed into people's homes on Sunday 20th September.

Single event

SBBA Education Officer John Boax told 4BR: "Unfortunately the ongoing developments with Covid-19 meant our original initiative could not go ahead as planned, so with support from Creative Scotland we are now putting together a different, single event at a later date."

with support from Creative Scotland we are now putting together a different, single event at a later dateSBBA Education Officer John Boax


John said that three contributors have already signed up for the event.

Author, performance coach and mental health advocate Tabby Kerwin will deliver a Zoom session on 'Mental Health in Brass Bands', whilst Lancashire Music Service's Helen Minshall is producing a recorded session entitled 'Brass Beginnings', a guide to the early stages of brass playing and building a band.

Jack Nissan from Tinderbox Collective is planning a Zoom session on 'The use of Zoom for online teaching'.

Further participants will be announced in due course.

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