Free Brass Foundations workshop in Northumberland

There is a free Brass Foundations workshop to go along and enjoy in the North East this weekend.

Brass Foundations
  The free day is aimed at youngsters aged 7 — 16.

Ellington Colliery Band is to host a free youth workshop in Morpeth, Northumberland on Saturday 20th August.

Planned and delivered in partnership with Brass Bands England's Brass Foundations programme and run by Ellington's Brass Roots Band, it will be open to all youngsters aged 7 — 16 years of age, including those who currently play a brass instrument, or those who have never even touched one!

Following the success of last year's event, it will see the brass tutors focus on learning jazz, samba, improvisation, and more.

Great day

The day will run from 10.00am to 3.30pm, when there will be a short mini-concert to show off everything learned on the day.

Helen Minshall, Youth Brass Development Specialist for Brass Foundations told 4BR: "I can't wait for an exciting day of music making with a range of young musicians. You can leave your children in our capable hands, and did we mention, it's completely free!"

Come along

To come along for an exciting day of fun, sign up for a free place or email contact: ecband@gmail.com for any queries.


Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    

Bolsover Fes

Countdown to Bolsover

September 27 • Brass bands get another worldwide broadcast boost in Bolsover this weekend.


rooms4groups launches brass band partnership

September 26 • The leading brass band group hotel provider has linked up with Brass Bands England to benefit member bands.


Bousie set for marathon performance

September 26 • Foden's Mark Bousie will be looking to complete the ultimate London test to help support a wonderful cause.


Brabbins to lead free masterclass

September 26 • Martyn Brabbins will lead a free masterclass seminar at the University of the West of England — and you can grab your place as a conductor or performer.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Octagon Theatre Yeovil

Saturday 1 October • The Octagon Theatre. Hendford. Yeovil. Somerset BA20 1UX

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Albany Theatre Coventry

Sunday 2 October • Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Boarshurst Silver Band - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 2 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

East London Brass

September 28 • East London Brass is looking for a new principal cornet. We're a friendly and ambitious band and would love to welcome a great player who knows how to lead, inspire and enjoy themselves!

Cheltenham Silver Band

September 28 • Cheltenham Silver Band are looking for a kit player/percussionist. We are a 3rd section contesting band with an exciting programme of performances and contests. We are a friendly and supportive band with a strong academy and regular social events.

Stape Silver Band

September 28 • We are looking for a new Musical Director for our friendly, family oriented band based in Pickering, North Yorkshire. We are looking for an inspiring MD who will help grow, improve and develop the band.

Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist


 © 2022 4barsrest.com Ltd