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Address: Virtual Brass Day

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Date:Saturday 16th January 2021

Time:10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We’re delighted to be able to offer another of our highly popular Virtual Brass Days, to usher in the new year with a packed programme of online rehearsals, sectionals, challenges and tips and tricks from Cory Band’s Musical Director Philip Harper and some of Cory’s principal players – now including percussion!

  • Tom Hutchinson (cornets)
  • Ailsa Russell (horns)
  • Chris Thomas (trombones)
  • Steve Kane (euphs and baris)
  • Simon Howell (basses)
  • Steve Jones (Percussion)

The day will focus on giving you an opportunity to play. Philip will lead three dynamic full band rehearsals, and there will be two inspirational sectional sessions with your tutor as well as a chance to ask questions, and meet new and old brass friends from across the world.

We have chosen two wonderful pieces of music to work on – ‘A Malvern Suite’ by Philip Sparke, a classic brass band test-piece from 1984 with rewardingly challenging parts for everyone and joyful, whistle-able melodies; and ‘Washington Post March’ by John Philip Sousa, bringing a touch of American flamboyance and razzmatazz to proceedings just days before the Presidential Inauguration. We will share all of the music with you beforehand so you can practice and prepare before the day, although you’ll need to be up to about Grade 4 standard (or equivalent) already.

We will deliver this course on the Zoom platform, which you should download before the day – again we’ll send you instructions – and you’ll need to be somewhere with a stable internet connection to get the most from the day, which you can of course join from your own home in any country of the world!


£50 for an adult place (Early Bird price*)
£25 for under-19s (Early Bird price*)

*Early Bird prices are available until 1st Jan 2021, after which prices will be £75 adults and £40 U-19s

Check out the video from one of our previous Virtual Brass Days!