EIBBSS 2022 – Sold Out!

We are delighted to announce that just over three weeks after the conclusion of our 2021 course, our 2022 is full. We strictly limit the number of delegates places in order to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to access additional tutor time, small ensemble rehearsals and for us to get to know them much better. Course Director, Carole Crompton commented “We are thrilled that since our very successful 2021

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2021 is Covid-Free

We are delighted to announce that, following a clear round of post-course lateral flow tests, our 2021 course has been declared a Covid Free Event. Course Health & Safety Officer, Mark Spotswood commented “The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a Covid-19 free event. This was only achieved due to the adoption of rigorous pre / post event lateral flow testing regimes, the completion of a covid questionnaire

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New Name, Same ‘old’ faces!

Welcome to our Summer School! We have moved to Malvern College, deep in the heart of Elgar country, but although we have changed our name to reflect this, you will still find most of the faces that you know and the same unique family atmosphere that makes our Summer School unique. Take the time to look around; we will be adding more information and features as we digest our delegate

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BIBBSS set for 2021 Summer School – July 25th to July 30th at Shirebrook Academy.

  Final preparations are now completed for the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School (BIBBSS). Despite what has been an exceedingly difficult period for us all in the brass band movement we can now look forward to renewing old acquaintances and meeting many new delegates to this year’s course. Our strong management team have been proactive in planning for the course since early this year and have been determined

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BIBBSS to stage a Q & A by Zoom on Friday 4th June at 7.30pm BST to chat about the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School Course

Are you missing playing? Looking for a great experience? Why not join us at the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School (BIBBSS). We have some availability for delegates to enjoy some fantastic playing and a great social week from Sunday 25th July to Friday 30th July this year.   The course includes first class tutors with group and full band sessions, individual tuition, a delegates and tutors concert, masterclasses, daily

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BIBBSS welcomes Steven Roberts as Vocal and Choreography Coach for 2021

Steven Roberts is an experienced Conductor and Musical Director. Primarily working with choirs, he has also conducted orchestras, wind bands and brass bands both within the UK and internationally. He is currently Conductor of Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and Honley Male Voice Choir. He is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors, a life member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is Chair of the Trustees of

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Euphonium Store joins the team!

We are delighted to welcome www.euphoniumstore.net aboard as a sponsor. Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, Steven Mead’s web store services the needs of euphonium and baritone players the world over with an ever increasing catalogue with new and innovative products; a large sheet music catalogue, mouthpieces, accessories, CDs and spare parts. It’s a one stop shop for devotees of these instruments. Pop along and grab yourself a bargain!

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Michael Rath Brass Musical Instruments Ltd Sponsors BIBBSS 2021

Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School are thrilled to announce that Michael Rath Brass Musical Instruments Ltd have agreed to be one of the 2021 sponsors. Rath Trombones are reputed as leading manufacturers of Trombones in the world and are manufactured in the UK, played on and endorsed by leading exponents in the industry.  Our trombone tutor, Chris Thomas was delighted at the news, remarking “Rath Trombones very generously supply

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International Tuba star Les Neish joins the BIBBSS team following the withdrawal of Shaun Crowther

We are absolutely thrilled that Les Neish has agreed to join the staff of the BIBBSS following the withdrawal of Shaun Crowther. Les is one of the finest tuba players and teachers in the world and we are so happy that he will be joining us for our brass band summer school in July. Les’s brilliant solo playing is known the world over. He has a remarkable talent, which he has demonstrated

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Bolsover Festival of Brass 2021- Such has been the demand for booking a entry spot at the Bolsover Festival of Brass contest that a reserve waiting list is now in place.

Reserves bench only for Bolsover on Sunday 3rd October 2021 Such has been the demand for booking a entry spot at the Bolsover Festival of Brass contest that a reserve waiting list is now in place. A waiting list is now open for bands wishing to take part in the event   Bolsover Festival of Brass announce that we have already filled our entry list in all sections for the proposed

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