New look to be announced for Conductors Association

Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.

  The announcement will be made on the BBE webinar presentation on Friday 6th November

The National Association of Brass Band Conductors (NABBC) is to announce a re-launch of the organisation with a new name and new branding.

NABBC President Russell Gray will make the announcement on the Brass Bands England online webinar 'Keep Calm and Carry on Banding' on Friday 6th November.

Keep calm and carry on banding...

Russell Gray will give an insight into what the new era holds for the organisation and its members, and told 4BR: "I'm looking forward to making the body more relevant to the entire brass band community by supporting, developing and inspiring new conductors."

The Association's team of Area Representatives will also introduce themselves, before leading into a presentation from London & Southern Counties representative, Alan Duguid.

The conductor, composer, adjudicator and teacher based in North London, has worked with a range of bands in the UK and overseas. He will share his inspiration, practical tips, and strategies for keeping your band together during the pandemic — in other words, how to 'Keep Calm and Carry On Banding!'

I'm looking forward to making the body more relevant to the entire brass band community by supporting, developing and inspiring new conductorsRussell Gray

Free webinar

This free webinar will be delivered online on Friday 6th November at 7.00pm using the Zoom webinar platform, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions throughout the session.

To register for the zoom webinar go to https://www.bbe.org.uk/events. To watch on Facebook visit: www.facebook.com/brassbandsengland

To join the NABBC visit the BBE website: https://www.bbe.org.uk/join-us

Membership of the conductor's association includes free individual membership of Brass Bands England.

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