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Celebrating in Style - The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland at Perth Concert Hall

Published in Events on 2013-08-07 by Empty Chairs

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On Aug 10th 2013, 3:00 PM at Perth Concert Hall

The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland (NYBBS) are currently enjoying their 2013 Summer Courses, led by an esteemed collection of conductors and tutors, and joined by internationally renowned guest conductor Russell Gray together with guest soloist, the virtuosic tuba player Les Neish. To conclude the week’s courses, all three bands of the organisation will perform A Celebration Concert at Perth Concert Hall at 3.00pm on 10th August at Perth Concert Hall (

The 130+ young brass and percussion musicians have been working hard on a broad range of repertoire across the three bands (The National Children’s Brass Band of Scotland, The National Youth Reserve Brass Band of Scotland and the premier level band The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland). The courses have helped to develop the players’ musicianship and technique, welcoming the opportunity for the young musicians to learn from the vast experience being offered by the conductors, tutors and guest personnel joining the courses.

The courses also include a range of extra activities to nurture the members’ musical education and wider experience, including solo competitions, master-classes on playing and conducting by Russell Gray, informal concerts and a lecture/demonstration, by Anthony George, who made a fascinating presentation to all the bands entitled “Brassing Around – The Evolution of Brass Instruments and their Players”.

The joint celebration concert in such a prestigious concert venue is a fitting conclusion to this exciting week of music-making, personal development, friendship-building and fun. The members look forward to welcoming the general public, friends and family to come and enjoy their eclectic programme of music and featuring guest soloist Les Neish – a concert that demonstrates the wealth of young musical talent available in Scotland through the on-going growth of the brass band genre.

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