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Blow & Blast woodwind ensemble workshop dates and venues -  to December 2018

For the Autumn term, most 'one-off' Birnam workshops are Thursday daytime or Saturday sessions.  The Performers' Group and First Notes courses are temporarily ousting our Sunday workshops!

Callander workshops are always on Saturdays.  These only cater for flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon.

Crieff saxophone/brass workshops are on Wednesday evenings; All at C mini-orchestra is on a Friday afternoon.  Please note the CHANGE OF DATE for the November saxophone/brass workshop!

Perth workshops are on Saturdays.

Date   Venue Workshops Times
Sat 10th Nov   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
Sun 18th Nov   Birnam Arts Centre First Notes (Wind) - Week 3 10:30 - 12:30
Sun 18th Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 3 2pm - 4pm
Wed 21st Nov
St Columba's Episc. Church, Perth Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
Fri 23rd Nov   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
All at C mini-orchestra 1:30 - 3:30pm
Sat 24th Nov   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
Wed 28th Nov   NOW RESCHEDULED to 21st Nov Saxophones/Brass RESCHEDULED
3rd - 5th Dec   Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin Intro to Wind Chamber Music more info
Sun 9th Dec   Birnam Arts Centre First Notes (Wind) - Week 4 10:30 - 12:30
Sun 9th Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 4 2pm - 4pm
Sun 27th Jan   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 5 2pm - 4pm
Sun 24th Feb   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 6 2pm - 4pm

Workshop Bookings and Prices
Birnam, Callander and Crieff
All 2-hour workshops/playalongs: £15      
90 minute woodwind workshop: £12      
90 minute playalongs ('Band' or 'All at C'): £10
Beginner taster/starter session £15
First Notes (Wind) course (4 sessions) £70      
Performers' Group course (6 sessions) £75      
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 workshops are run as part of the Horsecross Creative Learning programme.

For more information, prices and to make bookings for the Perth events, visit or contact the Horsecross Creative Learning team ( e-mail: )
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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