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Blow & Blast woodwind ensemble workshop dates and venues -  to December 2017

Most Birnam events are still on Sundays, but there are also some Thursday daytime and Saturday workshops. 

Callander workshops are always on Saturdays.  These only cater for flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon.

Crieff saxophone/brass workshops are on Wednesday evenings; All at C mini-orchestra is on a Friday afternoon.  Please note that there is a question-mark over the 20th October All at C date - we are waiting for confirmation one way or the other from the venue (who are waiting for confirmation from caterers...)

Perth workshops are on Saturdays.


Date   Venue Workshops Times
         
Sat 22 July   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra
Very easy woodwind
Easy/Improvers woodwind
11am - 1pm
1:15 - 2:15pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Sun 30 July   Birnam Arts Centre Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Wed 2 Aug   Crieff
St Columba's Episc. Church, Crieff Road
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sat 5 Aug   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Sat 12 Aug   Callander
St Andrew's Episc. Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Fri 18 Aug to
Sun 20 Aug
  Benslow Music Trust
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Elementary winds
(Easy/Improver)
more details
         
Sun 27 Aug   Birnam Arts Centre Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Sat 2 Sept   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Sun 10 Sept   Birnam Arts Centre One-to-a-Part Day - w/wind
(booking essential)
10am - 5pm
         
Sun 17 Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Basic Skills 12 - 1:30pm
Sun 17 Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Saxophones/Brass 2pm - 4pm
         
Thu 21 Sept   Birnam Arts Centre Intermediate woodwind
All at C mini-orchestra
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Sat 23 Sept   Callander
St Andrew's Episc. Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Wed 27 Sept   Crieff
St Columba's Episc. Church, Perth Rd
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sun 1 Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10am - 12noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Sat 7 Oct   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra 11am - 1pm
Sat 7 Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Basic Skills 1:30 - 3pm
         
Sat 14 Oct   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Wed 18 Oct   Crieff
St Columba's Episc. Church, Perth Rd
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Fri 20 Oct
PROVISIONAL
??? over venue
availability
  Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Rd
All at C mini-orchestra 1:30 - 3:30pm
         
Sat 21 Oct   Callander
St Andrew's Episc. Church Hall, Leny Rd.
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Sun 29 Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Basic Skills 12 - 1:30pm
Sun 29 Oct   Birnam Arts Centre Saxophones/Brass 2pm - 4pm
         
Thu 2 Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Intermediate woodwind
All at C mini-orchestra
11am - 1pm
1:30 - 3pm
         
Sat 4 Nov   Perth Concert Hall Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10:30 - 12:30
1pm - 2:30pm
3pm - 5pm
         
Sun 12 Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10am - 12noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Sat 18 Nov   Birnam Arts Centre All at C mini-orchestra 11am - 1pm
Sat 18 Nov   Birnam Arts Centre Basic Skills 1:30 - 3pm
         
Wed 22 Nov   Crieff
St Columba's Episc Church, Perth Rd
Saxophones/Brass 7pm - 9pm
         
Sat 25 Nov   Callander
St Andrew's Episc. Church Hall, Leny Rd
Easy/Improvers woodwind
Intermediate woodwind
11am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
         
Fri 1 Dec   Crieff
St Columba's Episc. Church, Perth Rd
All at C mini-orchestra 1:30 - 3:30pm
         
Sun 3 Dec   Birnam Arts Centre Easy/Improvers woodwind
Playalong band
Intermediate woodwind
10am - 12noon
12:30 - 2pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
         
Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec   Benslow Music Trust
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Intro to Wind Chamber Music
(intermediate woodwind)
more details
         


Workshop Bookings and Prices
Birnam, Callander and Crieff
         
All 2-hour workshops/playalongs: £15      
90 minute woodwind or Basic Skills workshop: £12      
90 minute playalongs ('Band' or 'All at C'): £10
60 minute very easy woodwind workshop: £10      
         
To reserve a place for any of the standard Birnam, Callander or Crieff workshops, please contact us, giving details of your instrument and experience/ability level.  At present, we are happy to accept payment on the day.
 
Perth
Perth workshops are run as part of the Horsecross Creative Learning programme.

For more information, prices and to make bookings for the Perth events, visit www.horsecross.co.uk or contact the Horsecross Creative Learning team ( e-mail: creativelearning@horsecross.co.uk )
 
Weekend Courses (Benslow Music & Higham Hall)
These courses are run by the respective organisations, so all booking/accommodation and price enquiries should be directed to Benslow or Higham, as appropriate.  However, if you have queries about the musical content of a weekend course and its suitability for you, we will be happy to try to advise.


General Information

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.  This also gives us more time to plan the music to suit each player's capabilities.

If, after booking, you find you will be unable to come, please let us know as soon as possible.  Your absence may mean that we are obliged to change some of the music.  Also, someone else might like to be offered the opportunity to participate.
 

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