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Hertfordshire County Youth Brass

Holiday Music Residential

The band aims to bring together brass players from across the county to perform a variety of repertoire for brass band. This is also a chance to work with Alan Thomas, professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music, and principal trumpet of the BBC symphony orchestra.

Our tutors are all experienced teachers and performers who work within Hertfordshire Music Service.

The band will present a concert of the music they have worked on at St Peter’s Church in St Albans at 7pm on Thursday 2nd August. 

Conductor: Paul Fisher


Barrie Gott – Shine
Jonathan Bates - Ex Terra Lucem
Etienne Crausaz - Balkan Dance
Eric Whitacre – Glow
Mike Shepherd - Starlight
Moisés Simons - The Peanut Vendor
Jacob Vilhelm Larson - Back in the Groove  

Who can attend?

If you are aged 13-21 and playing a brass or percussion instrument at grade 5 level or above, this course is great for you!

Where and when will the course take place?

The course will take place at Haileybury College in Hertford, SG13 7NU from 9.30am on Monday 30th July to 5.30pm on Wednesday 1st August. The band will also be staying overnight at Haileybury on 30th and 31st July. The concert will be on Thursday 2nd August at St Peter’s Church in St Albans, AL1 3HG.

How much does it cost?

Fees: £275 residential/£235 non-residential

We never want cost to be a barrier to participation - please ask us at about the bursary offered by the Friends of Hertfordshire Youth County Youth Music Groups. The fee includes the course itself as well as meals and accommodation, and the concert on the 2nd August.

N.B. We are not providing transport for the course, but please contact if you would like help arranging liftshares.


Please complete the application form below to book your place on the County Youth Brass Spring course on Monday 30th July – Thursday 2nd August

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