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2021 International summer school cancelled

Sunday 27 June, 2021

The International Brass Band Summer School (IBBSS) will not take place in 2021 due to COVID restrictions in Wales.

In light of the current climate and amid ongoing restrictions in the country, the course – which was due to take place in Swansea – is unable to proceed. An online alternative will be held, free of charge to those who had already registered for the course.

Reflecting on the news, IBBSS course director Nicholas Childs told British Bandsman: “This is disappointing for all of us but we have to listen to the guidance and it is certainly making the heart grow fonder for next year’s course in 2022.

“We do intend to hold a virtual course that will be free to the delegates who have already registered in 2021 to say thank you for their continued support.”

The 2022 IBBSS is due to take place from Sunday, July 31 until August 6. More information is at the IBBSS website.