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Band Camp tutors revealed

Friday 13 May, 2022

The UniBrass Foundation has announced the line-up of tutors who will lead its second annual Band Camp this summer.

Participants will enjoy sectionals, full band rehearsals, and other musical activities (plus plenty of socials) with the team that includes returning Band Camp 'legends' and some new faces.

David Thornton returns as the course’s musical director to shape the week’s musical progress and direct the National Universities Brass Band in concerts and informal performances across Sheffield. He will also lead the euphonium and baritone section.

Also returning are Brett Baker (trombones), Steve Jones (percussion) and Helen Minshall (basses).

Ahead of the course, Helen Minshall said: “I’m really looking forward to Band Camp as I had such a wonderful time last year. It was great to work with young people full of energy and enthusiasm, and be able to share my skills and expertise with them all.”

Completing the line-up are three musicians making their Band Camp debuts. The cornets will be mentored by Stephanie Binns and Anna Hughes-Williams, while Jonathan Bates will take the flugel and horn section.

No stranger to UniBrass, Jonathan said: “I’m most looking forward to meeting a new generation of horn players and feeling nostalgic about (and attempting to keep up with) the antics associated with being a university student.”

With their combined experience as performers and educators with some of the world’s leading bands and music organisations, the tutoring team are sure to make their mark on Band Camp 2022, and The UniBrass Foundation looks forward to working with them all. Also announced are the three course performances.

Audiences can hear the National Universities Brass Band perform in Chapel Town village hall (Friday, August 26), Buxton Pavilion Gardens (Saturday 27) and Sheffield Cathedral (Monday 29).

UniBrass Band Camp takes place from August 24-29, based at Hesley Wood Scout Camp near Sheffield. There are still places available for musicians aged 18-25 or in higher education. Visit the UniBrass website for more information and to sign up.

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Issue 6139 digital May 12, 2022