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Workshops and performance with Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Saturday 13 April 2013


Saturday 13 April 2013
4.15-6.00pm
York Barbican and NCEM York
 
GRIMETHORPE WORKSHOPS AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM WITH GRIMETHORPE!
Brassed On York Ltd is delighted to announce that it is once again partnering with Grimethorpe Colliery Band to present workshops for brass players of all ages and ability levels.  There is also the unique opportunity for players who attend the workshops and purchase tickets for Grimethorpe's evening concert at the York Barbican on 13 April, to join Grimethorpe on stage to perform two finale pieces from the film Brassed Off.
 
The workshops will be held over split sites, at the York Barbican and at the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) in nearby Walmgate (percussion will be at a York bandroom). Workshops will be in the form of sectionals with the following tutors:
  • Cornets / soprano cornets: Kevin Crockford
  • Flugals / Horns : Andy Holmes
  • Euphoniums / Baritones: Philippe Schwartz
  • Trombones: Garrath Beckwith
  • Basses: Shaun Crowther
  • Percussion : John Watterson
Each sectional will be divided into two sessions to accommodate playing levels:
 
4.15-4.50pm: workshop with practical tips on technique for players up to and including grade 4 standard. Those players will then be invited to remain and observe the more experienced players (grade 5 +) as a masterclass. PLEASE ARRIVE BY 4.00PM TO BE READY TO PLAY FOR START TIME.
 
5.00-6.00pm: Players of grade 5+ will also work on technique as well as rehearsing 'Death or Glory' and 'Clog Dance', both of which feature in Brassed Off, the film that made Grimethorpe Colliery Band world famous.  These will be performed at Grimethorpe's Barbican concert after the band's encore and participants who can play the music are invited to join in on stage. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to take part. You will need to purchase tickets for the concert to do this.
 
TICKETS for the workshops cost £10. To reserve a place, complete the form (places are limited).  

Grimethorpe Workshops Booking Form.pdf

Tickets for Grimethorpe Colliery Band's concert cost £19.50 and are available from York Barbican Box Office www.yorkbarbican.co.uk or tel 0844 854 2757

ALL PLAYERS MUST BRING A MUSIC STAND. DRESS FOR THOSE IN THE CONCERT IS BLACK TROUSERS, WHITE SHIRT, BLACK BOW TIE AND BLACK SHOES.