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Summer Schools & Music Courses - 2017


    18-19 February
  •  Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival - Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA
  • 3-7 April
  • The Brass Academy Easter Course - Purcell School, near Bushey, Hertfordshire
  • 26 June - 7 July
  •  North American Brass Band Summer School - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 23-28 July
  • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne. Participants have a varied week of activities following tutorials and full rehearsals including performing at some of the areas main tourist attractions at Hardwick Hall, Creswell Crags and Renishaw Hall which also includes guided tours of the attractions
  • 29 July - 26 August
  • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
  • 30 July - 5 August
  • 27th International Brass Band Summer School - University of Wales, Singleton Park, Swansea. Tutors: TBC. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
  • 31 July - 4 August
  • The Brass Academy Summer Course - Yehudi Menuhin School, Millfield Lodge, Cobham Road, Cobham, Surrey. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
  • 6-12 August
  • Brass Band Summer School - Queen's College, Taunton
  • 9-11 August
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. For ages 12 to 17.
  • 21-25 August
  • The Brass Academy Summer Course - Purcell School, near Bushey, Hertfordshire. For brass and percussion players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.

  • Summer Schools & Music Courses - 2016


      24-29 July
    • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne. Participants have a varied week of activities following tutorials and full rehearsals including performing at some of the areas main tourist attractions at Hardwick Hall, Creswell Crags and Renishaw Hall which also includes guided tours of the attractions
    • 30 July - 27 August
    • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
    • 31 July - 6 August
    • 25th International Brass Band Summer School - University of Wales, Singleton Park, Swansea. Tutors: TBC. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
    • 1-5 August
    • The Brass Academy Summer Course - Yehudi Menuhin School, Millfield Lodge, Cobham Road, Cobham, Surrey. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
    • 7-13 August
    • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk.
    • 9-11 August
    • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. For ages 12 to 17. Course fee: £160.

    • Summer Schools & Music Courses - 2015


        6-10 April
      • The Brass Academy Easter Course - Aldro School, Lombard Street, Shackleford, Nr Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
      • 21 June - 19 July
      •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
      • 27 June - 3 July
      • Alan Withington's Conducting Summer School - Sandbach, Cheshire. Details from alanwithington@yahoo.no or marklwilky@hotmail.com
      • 7-12 July
      • English Camerata Soloists Classical Baroque Music Summer Course - Chamber Music (brass - French horn, trumpet, trombone) - Shrewsbury School
      • 26-31 July
      • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne. Participants have a varied week of activities following tutorials and full rehearsals including performing at some of the areas main tourist attractions at Hardwick Hall, Creswell Crags and Renishaw Hall which also includes guided tours of the attractions
      • 1-29 August
      • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
      • 2-8 August
      • 25th International Brass Band Summer School - University of Wales, Singleton Park, Swansea. Tutors: TBC. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
      • 5-7 August
      • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. . Course fee: £300.
      • 5-9 August
      •  Saskatchewan Brass & Percussion Residencies - University of Saskatchewan
      • 9-15 August
      • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk.
      • 17-21 August
      • The Brass Academy Summer Course - Mill Hill School, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1QS. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.







      • Summer Schools & Music Courses - 2014


          7-11 April
        • The Brass Academy Easter Course - The Purcell School, Bushey, Hertfordshire. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
        • 22 June - 20 July
        •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
        • 28 June - 3 July
        • Alan Withington's Conducting Summer School - Sandbach, Cheshire. Details from alanwithington@yahoo.no or marklwilky@hotmail.com
        • 10-15 July
        • English Camerata Soloists Classical Baroque Music Summer Course - Chamber Music (brass - French horn, trumpet, trombone) - Shrewsbury School
        • 26 July - 1 August
        • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne
        • 26 July - 16 August
        • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
        • 3-9 August
        • 24th International Brass Band Summer School - University of Wales, Singleton Park, Swansea. Tutors: TBC. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
        • 4-8 August
        • The Brass Academy Summer Course - Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
        • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. Tutors: John Logan (horn), John Wallace (Trumpet), Ian Bousfield (Trombone). Course fee: £490.
        • 5-9 August
        •  Saskatchewan Brass Band & Percussion Residencies - University of Saskatchewan
        • 10-16 August
        • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk.
        • 18-22 August
        • English Brass Academy Brass Elite Summer Course - Beechwood Park School, Markyate, Hertfordshire - for age 13 to 18, Grade 8+
        • English Brass Academy Brass Works Summer Course - Beechwood Park School, Markyate, Hertfordshire - for age 8 to 18, up to Grade 8

        • Summer Schools & Music Courses - 2013


            2-5 April
          • English Brass Academy Easter Course - Wellington School - for age 8 to 18, up to Grade 8
          • English Brass Studio Easter Course - Wellington School - for age 8 to 18, Grade 8 +
          • 7-9 May
          • Bassano's Brass School - Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB. Trombone virtuoso Peter Bassano offers individual brass players the benefits of his vast experience in a course designed to help players improve their technique and musicianship by working on both solo and ensemble repertoire. Please bring along any pieces you might be currently working on, though Peter will also present you with suitable challenges. 7pm Tuesday to 4pm Thursday. Resident: £240.00 Non-resident: £105.00 Code: 13/237
          • 10-13 June
          • Conduct Your Own Brass Ensemble - Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB. This new course, led by conductor and brass player Peter Bassano, aims to fulfil a need felt by many brass groups which are of a size, or play the sort of music, that requires conducting. Bring your entire ensemble along or come alone with your instrument. Students will spend time both playing and directing and will return confident in their ability to lead their own performances with aplomb. 7pm Monday to 4pm Thursday. Resident: £315.00 Non-resident: £245.00 Code: 13/328
          • 23 June - 21 July
          •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
          • 3-14 July
          •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2013 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California
          • 7-13 July
          •  Blast of Brass Summer Brass Ensemble Conference - for students - Texas A&M University Commerce
          • 11-16 July
          • English Camerata Soloists Classical Baroque Music Summer Course - Chamber Music (brass - French horn, trumpet, trombone) - Shrewsbury School
          • 23-28 July
          • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne -
          • 27 July - 3 August
          • Aberystwyth Musicfest - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, vocal
          •  Tubaland 2013 - Villard-Bonnot, France
          • 27 July - 31 August
          • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
          • 28 July - 11 August
          • Sherbourne Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset
          • 29 July - 3 August
          • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. Tutors: John Logan (horn), John Wallace (Trumpet), Ian Bousfield (Trombone). Course fee: £495. This six-day intensive course is designed for orchestral brass players aged 17 plus who are interested in developing high level performance skills in a conservatoire setting. See the website for more details.
          • Wessex Band Summer School - Sturminster Newton High School, Dorset, DT10 1DT. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wessexband.com
          • 3-10 August
          • Music for People Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details.
          • 4-10 August
          • 23rd International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. Artistic Directors Robert Childs and Nicholas Childs. Tutors: TBC. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
          • 5-9 August
          • English Brass Academy Summer Course - Beechwood Park School, Hertfordshire
          • 11-17 August
          • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk.
          • 12-16 August
          • English Brass Academy Summer Course - Shrewsbury School - for age 8 to 18, up to Grade 8
          • English Brass Studio Summer Course - Shrewsbury School - for age 8 to 18, Grade 8 +
          • 17-23 August
          • WMA Summer School of Music - Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, nr. Sheffield. The UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Subjects on offer Big Band, Brass Band, Chamber Music, Composition (Intermediate or advanced) Folk, Guitar workshop, Jazz Mod and Trad and Vocal, Light Orchestra, Opera, Sight singing, public singing for the terrified, recorder group, solo singing, string orchestra, woodwind ensemble, and summer school chorus. Applications/brochure from school co-ordinator, maviscook99@gmail.com
          • 19-23 August
          • The Brass Academy Summer Course - The Purcell School, Hertfordshire. For brass players aged 8 - 18. Day and residential places.
          • 15-17 November
          • Benslow Symphonic Band - Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB. John Edney and Les Lake team up once more to take charge of the Benslow Symphonic Band. You can enjoy a weekend of genuine band music, exploring repertoire old and new and getting to grips with issues like balance and dynamics. We welcome woodwind, saxophone, brass and percussionists on this infectiously enjoyable course. There might be some sectional work, but there will certainly be a celebratory play-through of what we've learned on the final day. You must be able to sight read reasonably well and to be a fluent player, able to hold your own line confidently. 7pm Friday to 4pm Sunday. Resident: £245.00 Non-resident: £195.00 Code: 13/289








            Summer Schools - 2012


              23-28 June
            •  Alan Withington's Conducting Summer School - Leeuwarden, Parnas, Holland. Details from a.withing@c2i.net or anja.abma@home.nl
            • 24 June - 22 July
            •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
            • 7-19 July
            •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2012 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California
            • 8-14 July
            •  Blast of Brass Summer Brass Ensemble Conference - for students - Texas A&M University Commerce
            • 12-17 July
            • English Camerata Soloists Classical Baroque Music Summer Course - Chamber Music (brass - French horn, trumpet, trombone) - Shrewsbury School
            • 21-28 July
            • Aberystwyth Musicfest - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, vocal
            •  Tubaland 2012 - Villard-Bonnot, France
            • 21 July - 25 August
            • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
            • 22-28 July
            • Bolsover Brass Summer School - Heritage High School, Clowne - Artistic Director: Ian Porthouse, together with: Mark Wilkinson (Cornets), Helen Williams (Flugel and Horns), Glyn Williams (Baritones and Euphoniums), Gavin Saynor (Tuba), John Barber (Trombones) and Mark Landon (Percussion) and David Hirst (cornet soprano).
            • 23-28 July
            • Wessex Band Summer School - Sturminster Newton High School, Dorset, DT10 1DT. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wessexband.com
            • 29 July - 19 August
            • Sherbourne Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset
            • 2-4 August
            •  Purtle Brass Conference - Anderson University, South Carolina
            • 4-11 August
            • Music for People Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details.
            • 5 - 11 August
            • 22nd International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. Artistic Directors Robert Childs and Nicholas Childs. Tutors: Richard Marshall and Chris Turner (Cornets), Owen Farr (Horns), David Childs (Euphoniums and Baritones), Brett Baker (Trombones), Joseph Cook (Tubas), Ashley Clegg (Percussion). Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com
            • 11-17 August
            • WMA Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details. Some Trade Union Scholarships available. From £460 full board. For brochure see the website or email mavcook69@yahoo.com
            • 12-18 August
            • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk. Tutors David Childs, Owen Farr, Nick Hudson, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Steve Sykes, Brian Taylor, Stuart Lingard. Course Director - Richard Evans
            • 13-17 August
            • English Brass Academy Summer Course - Felsted
            • 17-20 August
            • NOW Summer Course - NOW an affordable music windband course, woodwind, brass, percussion. from £110. Timothy Reynish, conductor, Rod Franks LSO Principal Trumpet, Martin Ellerby, composer. Northamptonshire Orchestral Winds
            • 20-25 August
            • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Brass Performer Summer School - RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB. Tutors: John Logan (horn), John Wallace (Trumpet), Ian Bousfield (Trombone). Course fee: £495. This six-day intensive course is designed for orchestral brass players aged 17 plus who are interested in developing high level performance skills in a conservatoire setting. See the website for more details.







            • Summer Schools - 2011


                25 June - 1 July
              •  Alan Withington's Conducting Summer School - Leeuwarden, Parnas, Holland. Details from a.withing@c2i.net or anja.abma@home.nl

              • 26 June - 24 July
              •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

              • 7-9 July
              •  Purtle Brass Camp - Anderson University, South Carolina

              • 7-17 July
              •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2011 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California

              • 10-16 July
              •  Blast of Brass Summer Brass Ensemble Conference - for students - Richland College, 12800 Abrams, Dallas, TX 75243

              • 23-30 July
              • Aberystwyth Musicfest - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, vocal
              •  Tubaland 2011 - Villard-Bonnot, France

              • 23 July - 27 August
              • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

              • 25-30 July
              • Wessex Band Summer School - Oakmead College Of Technology, Duck Lane Kinson, Bournemouth. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wbss.net

              • 27-30 July
              • The English Brass Academy Summer School - providing a unique and exceptional music course of the highest quality for brass players aged 8-18 who are of Grade 2 to Grade 8 standard and beyond, giving them access to teaching of an unparalleled standard in a superb musical environment.

              • 31 July -6 August
              • 21st International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. Artistic Directors Robert Childs and Nicholas Childs. Tutors: Richard Marshall and Chris Turner (Cornets), Owen Farr (Horns), David Childs and David Thornton (Euphoniums and Baritones), Brett Baker (Trombones), Joseph Cook (Tubas). Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com

              • 31 July - 21 August
              • Sherbourne Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset

              • 1-6 August
              • Music Maestros Summer School - Trafalgar School, Downton, Wiltshire. Groups include a veterans brass band conducted by cornet legend Jim Shepherd, brass band, wind band, big bands and various choirs. Something for the whole family. See the website for full details,

              • 6-13 August
              • Music for People Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details.
              • 7-13 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk. Tutors David Childs, Owen Farr, Nick Hudson, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Steve Sykes, Brian Taylor, Mark Wilkinson. Course Director - Richard Evans


              Summer Schools - 2010


                8-12 January 2010
              •  Byron Brass Summer School - Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, New South Wales

              • 20 June - 18 July
              •  Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival - Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

              • 27 June - 3 July
              •  Alan Withington's Conducting Summer School - Leeuwarden, Parnas, Holland. Guest lecturer, Robin Dewhurst. Fee: €375 includes tuition, accommodation, meals, transport from Schipol Airport. Applications by 1st May 2010. Details from a.withing@c2i.net or anja.abma@home.nl

              • 8-18 July
              •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2010 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California

              • 11-17 July
              •  Blast of Brass Summer Brass Ensemble Conference - for students - Richland College, 12800 Abrams, Dallas, TX 75243

              • 16-17 July
              •  Purtle Brass Camp - Anderson University, South Carolina

              • 24-31 July
              •  Tubaland 2010 - Villard-Bonnot, France
              • Aberystwyth Musicfest - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, vocal

              • 24 July - 28 August
              • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

              • 26-30 July
              • Uppingham Summer School - Young Musicians Week - Uppingham, Rutland

              • 26-31 July
              • Wessex Band Summer School - Oakmead College Of Technology, Duck Lane Kinson, Bournemouth. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wbss.net

              • 27 July - 1 August
              • Big Band Summer School - Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 9RB. Tutored by Paul Eshelby, Nick Care and guests. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy and share your love for the sound of the Big Band in the company of the like-minded. We'll cover a wide range of repertoire under the expert guidance of Paul Eshelby, trumpeter with the BBC Big Band, who has played with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Phil Collins via Shirley Bassey. There will be sectionals, and visiting tutors will also give some solo coaching. We're looking for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drum players of intermediate standard upwards, and we'll be working alongside the Big Band Singing Summer School. We begin at 7 pm on the first day and finish after beakfast on the final day. You also get free entry to the A Night of Jazz concert on 29 July. Resident £355 Non-Resident £305
              • Big Band Singing Summer School - Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 9RB. Tutored by Anton Browne & Jenny Howe. If you've ever yearned to sing with the sound of a Big Band behind you, then here's your chance. Working under the guidance of Anton Browne and Jenny Howe, two of the finest Big Band singers around, you'll explore and develop vocal techniques relevant to the genre, study the art of stagecraft and presentation, discover how to make a well-known song your own, and learn about microphone technique and singing in harmony. We'd like you to prepare two standard songs from the repertoire and to bring along chord charts. We'll provide songs and duets too. A portable CD player and some kind of recording machine will also prove useful. We begin at 7 pm on the first day and finish after beakfast on the final day. You get free entry to the A Night of Jazz concert on 29 July. Resident £355 Non-Resident £305

              • 31 July - 7 August
              • Music for People Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details.

              • 1-7 August
              • 20th International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. Artistic Directors Robert Childs and Nicholas Childs. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com

              • 1 - 22 August
              • Canford Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset

              • 6-11 August
              • Armagh Old Boys' Annual Summer School - Armagh

              • 8-14 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Framlingham College, Suffolk. Tutors David Childs, Owen Farr, Nick Hudson, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Steve Sykes, Brian Taylor, Mark Wilkinson. Course Director - Richard Evans







              Summer Schools - 2009








              Summer Schools - 2008


                9-20 July
              •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2008 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California

              • 26 July - 2 August
              • Aberystwyth Musicfest - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, vocal

              • 26 July - 30 August
              • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

              • 27 July - 17 August
              • Canford Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset

              • 28 July - 1 August
              • Uppingham Summer School - Young Musicians Week - Uppingham, Rutland

              • 28 July - 2 August
              • Wessex Band Summer School - Oakmead College Of Technology, Duck Lane Kinson, Bournemouth. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wbss.net

              • 2-9 August
              • Music for People Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details.

              • 3-9 August
              • 18th International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. Artistic Directors Robert Childs and Nicholas Childs. Tutors: Richard Marshall, Ian Porthouse, Owen Farr, David Childs, Brett Baker, Joseph Cook, Alun Horgan, Philip Wilby and Steve Sykes. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com

              • 4-9 August
              • Armagh Old Boys' 8th Annual Summer School - Armagh

              • 5-16 August
              • Summer Music on the Shannon - Summer school - Limerick, Ireland

              • 10-16 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire - Including 'Whit Friday' type march contest - Tutors: Brian Taylor, Mark Wilkinson, David Childs, Owen Farr, Nick Hudson, Steve Sykes, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, Director: Richard Evans. Contact Philip Biggs +44 (0)1223-234090 for further details.

              • 26-29 August
              • SSCMS Summer School - Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton

              • 27-29 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Belmont School Community Arts College, Durham. All brass players under the age of 18 are invited to attend. The course end with a short concert on Friday 29th August. Tuition will be provided free of charge by specialist brass players and students will be put into groups based on their individual playing ability. For more details or for an application form, please contact Miss Laura Boyle - email L.Boyle@belmontschool.org.uk


              Summer Schools - 2007


                7-15 July
              •  Summer Brass Festival & Institute 2007 - The Art of Sound - with Bay Brass - Menlo School, San Francisco Bay, California

              • 21-29 July
              • Aberystwyth Musicfest International Summer School - Brass, strings, woodwind, piano, saxophone

              • 21 July - 25 August
              • Dartington International Summer School - Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

              • 23-27 July
              • Summer Course - National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain
              • Uppingham Summer School - Young Musicians Week - Uppingham, Rutland

              • 23-28 July
              • Wessex Band Summer School - Oakmead College Of Technology, Duck Lane Kinson, Bournemouth. For woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and standards. Three bands - Training Band, Brass Band and Wind Band. For further details and application forms see the website or email Howard Bland secretary@wbss.net

              • 23 July - 18 August
              • Summer Music on the Shannon - Summer school - Limerick, Ireland

              • 29 July - 19 August
              • Canford Summer School of Music - Sherbourne, Dorset

              • 4-11 August
              • Summer Course - National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
              • WMA Summer School of Music - Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire. UK's most comprehensive Summer Music School. Brass Band, Orchestra, Big Band, Dance band. See the website for details. Some Trade Union Scholarships available. From £415 full board. For brochure see the website or call Jill Snowdon - 01347 811707

              • 5-11 August
              • 17th International Brass Band Summer School - Swansea University. MD Robert Childs. Tutors: Richard Marshall, Ian Porthouse, Owen Farr, David Childs, Brett Baker, Steve Sykes, Alun Horgan. Details from Alison Childs, P.O. Box 42, Denshaw, Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3 5WQ. Tel: 01457 820138, 07802 771735, email admin@ibbss.com

              • 12-18 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Uppingham School, Rutland - Tutors: David Childs, Owen Farr, Nick Hudson, Alan Morrison, Steve Sykes, Simone Rebello, Brian Taylor, Director: Richard Evans. Contact Philip Biggs +44 (0)1223-234090 for further details.

              • 28-30 August
              • Chepstow Town Band Summer School - St Arvans Village Hall, St Arvans, Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire, 9:45 - 4:00pm. All standards welcome, including complete beginners. Each year Chepstow Town Band present a Summer School for brass players of all standards. This year our musical director for the main band will be Owen Farr. The cost of the course will be £15 per person. If you would like to take part in this amazing course please complete an application form (Click here: www.freewebs.com/chepstowtownband/ctbss07.doc) or contact: Helen Hayes at philhayes@copperstream.co.uk, or call 07813 760620 for further information.

              • 29-31 August
              • Brass Band Summer School - Belmont School Community Arts College, Durham. All brass players under the age of 18 are invited to attend. The course will run from 10am- 3pm each day, with a short concert on Friday 31st August, 3.00 - 3.45pm. Tuition will be provided free of charge by specialist brass players and students will be put into groups based on their individual playing ability. For more details or for an application form, please contact Miss Laura Boyle at Belmont School on 0191 386 5715 or email L.Boyle@belmontschool.org.uk