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Cornwall Youth Brass Band set for Christmas course

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Nearly 50 young musicians of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band (CYBB) will be spending four days of their Christmas holidays, from 27-30 December, rehearsing and studying under the baton of Guest Conductor Dr. Stephen Cobb, Bandmaster of the International Staff Band of The Salvation Army, with his son Philip, principal trumpet of The London Symphony Orchestra, as guest soloist. Aged from 10-21, all the musicians also play with local brass bands 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. Returning to the CYBB after a successful visit in 2007, Stephen and Philip Cobb will be directing and joining the band in a wide range of music, including the world première of The Great Storm Cat by Paul Saggers, a cornet player in the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth. At the end of the course the band will give a Gala Concert at St. Michael’s Church in Newquay on Wednesday 30 December at 7.00pm. The band will also repeat its successful open rehearsal and audition afternoon at 1.30pm on Friday 29 December. This gives young musicians interested in joining the band an opportunity to observe it in action and talk to the local team of conductors and tutors about the simple procedure required to join. Full details of all the events can be found on the band’s website at www.cybb.co.uk