Plans set for Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School
Plans are well under way for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School which will be held between the 22nd — 27th July based at the Heritage High School in Clowne, Derbyshire.
International euphonium star and Besson artist Steven Mead will lead the course assisted by tutors Mark Wilkinson, David Hirst, Paul Bennett, Shaun Crowther, Steve Jones and Rebecca Lundberg — all leading exponents on their chosen instruments as well as being experienced teachers, educationalists and performers. David Hirst will lead a repertoire session where classic brass band test-pieces will be rehearsed.
Once again the course is open to non-participating guests and non-residential participants, with delegates having the option of arranged hotel accommodation or making their own arrangements.
Musical and social activities
The BIBBSS has a large number of returning participants due to the many musical and social attractions.
Music chosen this year encompasses the varying standards of the delegates and will include a recent commission from the pen of Paul Lovatt-Cooper entitled ‘The Forces Unleashed’ written for Market Rasen Band and being premiered by Black Dyke at Lincoln Cathedral in April.
Music chosen this year encompasses the varying standards of the delegates and will include a recent commission from the pen of Paul Lovatt-Cooper entitled ‘The Forces Unleashed’
Speaking about the forthcoming Summer School, Steven Mead told 4BR: “Some of my happiest earliest memories of playing a brass instrument come from brass band summer schools.
They create unforgettable moments enjoying our favourite pastime and hobby, so why not come and join us to create more of them.”
Further info on the BIBBSS can be found at www.bibbss.org.uk or
The course administrator is Carole Hirst who can be contacted on 07903 377066