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Thursday 14 May, 2020

Brass Bands England’s online development programme is due to continue with Philip Harper discussing arranging for brass band. 

Philip will examine areas including understanding how the score works (including transposition), working practices, arranging from a variety of sources such as orchestra, rock, jazz and folk and how to get copyright permission. The session, on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm, is aimed at arrangers of all levels, from those wanting to have a go during isolation to those who have arranged many times before.  

This is one of a popular series of BBE webinars held during the COVID-19 crisis, which seeks to delve into elements of the BBE development programmes. The sessions have had more than 45000 views so far. 

Philip’s session will take place on a Zoom webinar for those who want to get involved and ask questions directly, as well as being available as a Facebook live video on the BBE Facebook page. During the session, Zoom attendees will be able to ask questions sent in via the registration form.

The workshop will begin with a short presentation on how to use the Zoom platform effectively to get the most out of the workshop while participants get used to the set up before starting at about 7.10pm. 

Next week, Paul Cosh will present a session discussing the embouchure and how to improve and develop it during lockdown.

The BBE development programme online has lined up experts from across the brass band world every Thursday for at least the next few months to lead webinars on subjects covering almost every conceivable element of banding. 

The sessions focus on specific areas that other courses can only touch upon. There will also be a particular focus on areas that band people can work on at home or specific areas band organisations can work on to strengthen for the months ahead. 

The workshops will be delivered online using the Zoom webinar platform so attendees can interact and ask questions throughout the session directly. The session will also be available on Facebook live on the BBE Facebook page.