The City of Bristol Brass Band, of which I'm a member, were selected for the prestigious Making Music Adopt a Composer 2019-20 scheme, one of 7 amateur groups from over 100 applicants. More information here.... https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/get-involved/projects/adopt-a-composer
Today, members of the senior and learner bands held our first workshop with Laura, our composer who was chosen from more than 70 applicants. It was both great fun and a challenge for us all as Laura has never worked with a brass band before and it brought completely different approaches to creating music for the band members too. The aim is to collaborate on a brand new piece of music for the band, created over a 9-month period and culminating in a premiere performance at a concert in the City.
We're all very excited about the project as you might imagine :-)