AFTER the highly successful Brass Band Workshop at the end of March, John Packer Ltd is delighted to announce news of another event taking place in September.
Musicians are invited to our Symphonic Wind Band Workshop at Richard Huish College, in Taunton on Saturday 28 September.
We’re very happy to confirm that we will be welcoming back Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Chris Davis OBE BA(Hons) MMus DMA LRAM who has run a number of well attended workshops over the past few years.
Chris joined the Royal Marines Band Service in 1975 and rapidly rose through the ranks to the illustrious position of Principal Director of Music in 2002. He has also had a successful academic career and gained a Doctorate in Musical Arts in 2006. Chris’s research programme resulted in five commercially available CDs of contemporary works for wind band. Since retiring from The Royal Marines Chris has been busy as a freelance conductor (including on one memorable occasion, the London Symphony Orchestra), clinician and adjudicator. In short, Chris is something of a legend and this is a rare opportunity to benefit from his wealth of expertise.
While this is an informal event, the aim is to provide a high standard of performance and to enable those attending to have fun, gain experience and hopefully go home a better musician than when they arrived.
Tickets for the event are £8.50 each and must be pre-booked. The day features challenging music, so musicians must be of an advanced standard. Please bring a packed lunch, your instrument and a music stand. Registration starts from 9am for a 10am start with the day finishing at 5pm. Musical pieces for the day will be confirmed closer to the time of the event.
Please call Andy for woodwind tickets and Steve for Brass and percussion tickets. Early booking is recommended as there are a limited number available.
The venue is Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3DZ.
"Morning Noon and Night" - Suppe
"Theatre Music" - Sparke
"Melody Shop" - King
"Hymn to the Fallen" - Williams
"Evocationa" - Ellerby
"Masque" - Heskith
"Irish Tune & Shepherds Hey" - Grainger
"Light Of The World" - Goffin
"Sea Songs" - Knox
"Beatles Medley" - arr Wilkinson
"Stage Centre" - Richards
"Dance Movements" - Sparke
For more info and tickets please call 01823 282386 (option 1).