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Blow & Blast woodwind ensemble workshop dates and venues -  to December 2019

Changes to note:

To reflect the rising standard of participants, the Easy/Improvers woodwind group at Birnam has now been re-named Improvers/Intermediate.  Similarly, the Callander Easy/Improvers has been merged with the Intermediate woodwind, creating a new Improvers/Intermediate group which will take place from 11am - 1pm

There are a number of new easy-level events, including an Easy Woodwind Day, two Happy Honker Mornings for saxophones/brass and a new easy version of our All at C mini-orchestra.

Date   Venue Workshops Times
         
30 Aug - 1 Sept   Higham Hall, Lake District Mini-orchestra Weekend
(C instruments)
more info
         
Sun 8 Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Playalong Band
Intermediate Woodwind
10 - 12noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 -4:30pm
         
Sat 14th Sept   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Saxophones/Brass
Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Easy Woodwind
9 - 10:30am
11am - 1pm
2 - 4pm
         
Thurs 19th Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Intermediate Woodwind
All at C mini-orchestra
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Sun 22nd Sept Birnam Arts Centre Easy Woodwind Day 10am - 4pm
         
Thu 26th Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Happy Honkers Morning
(Easy saxophones/brass)
10am - 1pm
         
Sat 28th Sept   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers Woodwind
Playalong Band
Intermediate Woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1 - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Sat 5th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra
Easy All at C
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Wed 9th Oct   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sat 12th Oct   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Easy Woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
18th - 20th Oct   Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye Second Wind & Water more info
         
Sat 26th Oct   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
Easy Woodwind 10 - 12 noon
         
Sun 27th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Playalong Band
Intermediate Woodwind
10 - 12 noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Sat 2nd Nov   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra
Easy All at C
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Wed 6th Nov   Birnam Arts Centre One-to-a-Part Day
(Intermediate Woodwind)
10am - 5pm
more info
         
Sat 9th Nov   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Saxophones/Brass
Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Easy Woodwind
9 - 10:30am
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Sat 16th Nov   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers Woodwind
Playalong Band
Intermediate Woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1 - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Wed 20th Nov   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Rd
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Fri 22nd Nov   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Rd
All at C mini-orchestra 1:30 - 3:30pm
         
25 - 27th Nov   Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin Intro to Wind Chamber Music more info
         
Sat 30th Nov   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Rd
Easy Woodwind 10 - 12 noon
         
Sun 1st Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate Woodwind
10 - 12 noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Wed 4th Dec   Perth Concert Hall Horsecross Voices
Christmas Sharing
TBC
         
Thurs 5th Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Happy Honkers Morning
(Easy saxophones/brass)
10am - 1pm
         
Sat 7th Dec   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Imp/Intermed Woodwind
Easy Woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Sun 15th Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Festive Fa-La-La Rehearsal afternoon
Fri 20th Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Festive Fa-La-La evening
         


Workshop Bookings and Prices
Birnam, Callander and Crieff
         
90 minute workshops £12      
All 2-hour workshops £15      
Extended band workshops £15
90 minute playalongs ('Band' or 'All at C'): £10
Easy Woodwind Day £60      
Happy Honker Morning £35 (Book both Honker dates for £60)
One-to-a-Part Day (Intermediate Woodwind) £65      
To reserve a place for any of the Birnam, Callander or Crieff workshops, please contact us, giving details of your instrument and experience/ability level.  At present, we are happy to accept payment on the day.
 
Perth
Perth workshops are run as part of the Horsecross Creative Learning programme.

For more information, prices and to make bookings for the Perth events, visit www.horsecross.co.uk or contact the Horsecross Creative Learning team ( e-mail: creativelearning@horsecross.co.uk )
 
Weekend Courses (Benslow Music & Higham Hall)
These courses are run by the respective organisations, so all booking/accommodation and price enquiries should be directed to Benslow or Higham, as appropriate.  However, if you have queries about the musical content of a weekend course and its suitability for you, we will be happy to try to advise.


General Information

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.  This also gives us more time to plan the music to suit each player's capabilities.

If, after booking, you find you will be unable to come, please let us know as soon as possible.  Your absence may mean that we are obliged to change some of the music.  Also, someone else might like to be offered the opportunity to participate.
 

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