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Brass and Beyond

Thursday 10 August, 2017

The Coalburn Brass Band family in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council Instrumental Services has announced a new, fun and exciting afternoon of workshops with sensational and uniquely talented tuba artist Richard Fox. This free event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 16 September 2017 at Woodpark Primary School, Lesmahagow. 

Richard’s diverse musical education has led him to develop interests in many areas of music, such as jazz, free improvisation, and ‘world music’ as well as the kinds of music more usually associated with tuba playing. As a result of this he has performed with a wide variety of different artists and ensembles.


Richard currently works as a freelance tuba player in the London area and regularly plays with his jazz group Kairos Ensemble. He taught brass for Surrey County Arts for nine years and tuba at The University of Surrey. He has also written and arranged a number of works for brass including ‘Tuba Tooter’, a tutor book for beginner Eb tuba players, and ‘Brace Yourself for Brass’, a collection of pieces for players with braces and numerous arrangements for brass quintet which are published by Foxy Dots Music.


Coalburn Band President Alan Court commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council Instrumental Services and to have secured the services of Richard Fox to lead our open day. The day is free and open to all.”

Organisers ask that everyone arrives from midday to allow for registration and an open invitation is extended to family and friends to join all participants for a short concert at 3.00pm. Pre-registration is available through the Coalburn Silver Band website at www.coalburnsilverband.co.uk/brassandbeyond.html