Blow and Blast woodwind ensemble dates and venues in Perthshire and Central Scotland - to December 2018
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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.

Perth workshops are on Saturdays.


Date   Venue Workshops Times
         
Sat 21st July   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
17 - 19 August   Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin Elementary Winds more info
         
Sat 25th August   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
31 Aug - 2 Sept   Higham Hall, Lake District Starters mini-orchestra
(C woodwind & Strings)
more info
         
Sat 8th Sept   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra 11am - 1pm
Sat 8th Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Easy woodwind 1:30 - 3pm
         
Wed 12th Sept   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sat 15th Sept   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Sat 22nd Sept   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Thurs 27th Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Intermediate woodwind
All at C mini-orchestra
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Sat 6th Oct   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Wed 10th Oct   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sat 13th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra 11am - 1pm
Sat 13th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Easy woodwind 1:30 - 3pm
         
Sun 14th Oct Birnam Arts Centre Taster/Starter session 10am
         
Fri 19 - Sun 21 October   Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye Wind and Water more info
         
Sat 27th Oct   Callander
St Andrew's Episc Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Sun 28th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre First Notes (Wind) - Week 1 10:30 - 12:30
Sun 28th Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 1 2pm - 4pm
         
Thurs 1st Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Intermediate woodwind
All at C mini-orchestra
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Sun 4th Nov   Birnam Arts Centre First Notes (Wind) - Week 2 10:30 - 12:30
Sun 4th Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Performers' Group - Week 2 2pm - 4pm
         
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
         
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   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
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
2019        
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
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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