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Midlands success for second BBE Artistic Development seminar

Over 20 conductors and brass band enthusiasts took the opportunity to pick up essential artistic tips from Philip Harper in the Midlands.

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  Philip Harper attracted a wide spread line up of conductors and enthusiasts eager to find out more...

Loughborough School in the Midlands was the host venue for Brass Bands England (BBE) second Artistic Development seminar.

Over 20 musical directors, conductors and banding enthusiasts took part in the day-long session which was once again hosted by Cory Band MD, Philip Harper.

At the heart

Speaking to 4BR about the event, BBE's CEO Kenny Crookston said: "We were yet again delighted with the turnout and level of engagement at Philip's seminar, which focused on a subject right at the heart of what brass bands do whenever they embark on any performance.

His terrific enthusiasm and friendly, relaxed approach saw the content presented in such a way that the post-event feedback was outstanding, with people remarking on just how effective and worthwhile it was to them and their future ability to engage with potential audiences."

Thanks

Kenny Crookston continued: "We would also like to thank the Hathern Band, who worked so professionally with Philip worked during the afternoon."

It was confirmed that the next session will be at The Hawth, Crawley on Sunday 20th January, followed by one at Ushaw College in Durham on Saturday 23rd March. Further events are also being planned for the North West and Yorkshire.

Further details of these are available on the BBE website at www.bbe.org.uk

It was confirmed that the next session will be at The Hawth, Crawley on Sunday 20th January, followed by one at Ushaw College in Durham on Saturday 23rd March. Further events are also being planned for the North West and Yorkshire4BR

Final appearance

The day also saw Sophie Anderson make her last appearance in her role as BBE's Education & Development Manager, prior to embarking on a new career path.

Kenny Crookston concluded: "We would like to thank Sophie for her outstanding work for BBE during 2018 and wish her every success in her new career."

The process for appointing her successor as well as a new role of Membership Support Officer is still open and applications will be accepted until Friday 14th December.

Further details

Full details of both positions currently open at BBE are available at: https:/­/­www.bbe.org.uk/­news/­16112018-0907/­career-opportunities-bbe

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