DAYS OF BRASS
The Jaguar Land Rover Band and Warwickshire County Music Services have joined forces to provide brass education days to students from in and around Warwickshire.
Students from the ages of 8 to 18 have taken part in the first of two Days of Brass made up of three bands directed by members of Jaguar Land Rover Band and Warwickshire County Music Services
Jeremy Dibb, Senior Manager for Warwickshire County Music Service commented, “We have run a number of Days of Brass for our students over the years, however, l always felt involving a local band such as Jaguar Land Rover would really help to encourage and inspire the children with their musical education”
“Even from early discussions with the band it became clear that they would be very supportive of this initiative and we were able to go from first thoughts to planning in rapid time."
"Simon Archer, Band Manager added “It has been a goal for us to find ways in which we can support the musical education of children in our community for some time. This can be particularly difficult if you are not directly connected with the education system. Therefore, working in partnership with Warwickshire County Music Service was the perfect solution for both parties."
The day consisted of four separate rehearsals followed by an informal concert where each band performed their prepared pieces to over 300 family and friends.
Dave Lea Musical Director for Jaguar Land Rover Band commented “It is a fantastic day! The students really did work hard which is evident in the quality of their final performances. It is a pleasure to part of such an initiative”
These educational days have been a roaring success and with over 100 students attending each day there is clearly an appetite for more. Ultimately we hope these students will be the next generation of brass players.
If you would like to register your interest in future Days of Brass please contact:-
County Music Service,
Saltisford Office Park,
Tel: 01926 742630; firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are so lucky our daughter was a part of it and the icing on the cake was to hear Jaguar Land Rover’
Catherine Upstone - Brackley
"Fab Day - thank you JLR band - very generous with your time and expertise"
Steven Robert Dobney
“My son has been on cloud nine since he came home – thank you’
“It will be a day I will never forget"
Thomas - Age 9