Report on 2017 Brass Training Day

On Sunday 24th September the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett Academy, Norwich. Delegates from age 9 upwards had enrolled for the course.

The section tutors who were from Fodens Band were Anna Hughes-Williams (2nd and 3rd cornets), Melanie Whyle (flugels and tenor horns), Shaun Farrington (trombones), Gary Curtin (euphoniums) and Stuart Baglin (basses). Mark Wilkinson was course leader and soprano and solo cornets tutor.

The music studied was All in the April Evening (Hugh S. Roberton), Variations on Laudate Dominum (Edward Gregson), Prismatic Light (Alan Fernie) and The Standard of St George (Kenneth J. Alford).

The delegates were privileged to accompany Gary Curtin in Grandfather’s Clock (G. Doughty).

Association Secretary, Christine Wade said “Delegates were really looking forward to the day. The day was hugely successful. All the delegates found the day enjoyable and beneficial. Delegates have emailed about the excellent choice of music for the day. We had some young cornet players attend the event for the first time. They found it challenging but very enjoyable”.

The Association wishes to thank Mark, Anna, Melanie, Gary, Stuart and Shaun for an excellent day.

The Association is grateful to Town House Close Estate Charity for a grant towards the cost of this event.

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