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Cornwall Youth set for Easter Course

Monday 3 April, 2017

The young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band (CYBB) will be spending four days over the Easter weekend rehearsing and studying under the baton of their Guest Conductor Paul Holland, Musical Director of the Flowers Band.

Guest Soloist at the course will be former CYBB member Paul Richards, soprano cornet at Flowers (pictured), whose father Rodney was the first soprano player in the CYBB when it was founded in 1955.

Aged between 10 and 21, all the musicians also play with a local brass band and devote many extra hours to their membership of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, rehearsing monthly with their team of local conductors and tutors in preparation for the twice yearly residential courses, held at Truro High School for Girls.

The band will also be repeating its successful Open Rehearsal and Audition afternoon on Saturday 15 April from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Truro High School for Girls. This gives young musicians interested in joining the band an opportunity to observe CYBB in action and talk to the local team of conductors and tutors about the simple procedure required to get involved.

CYBB will be giving its ‘End of Course’ Gala Concert at St. Michael’s Church Newquay, at 7.00pm on Monday 17 April. Admission is £7.00 with children under 14 free of charge. Full details of all the events can be found on the band’s Web Site, www.cybb.co.uk  or by contacting Roy MacKenzie on 01726 823295 or at rmac859@hotmail.co.uk