Brett Baker comes to Irvine
Irvine and Dreghorn Brass are excited to announce that they will be working with trombone virtuoso, educator and conductor Dr Brett Baker at their upcoming Learning Weekend on 13th/14th January 2024.
During the weekend Brett will be working with our contest and youth bands and delivering performance workshops that are open to all brass players. The workshops include a ‘Trombone – Come and Play’ session and we’d love trombone players from other bands to come play in a trombone choir.
The highlight of the weekend will be on Saturday 13th evening at 7pm
In Fullarton ConneXions, Irvine where Brett will be guest artist in a concert with the band.
The band are delighted to be working with the Black Dyke star and our trombone players are especially excited to perform and learn with one of the world’s leading trombonists.
‘I am thrilled to be travelling back to Scotland to work with Irvine and Dreghorn Brass’, adds Brett. ‘This will be the first time I have played in Ayrshire so the concert and Learning Weekend is a great start to the year’.
Brett Baker Workshops - open to all:
All workshops will be held at the IDB Band hall: Dunlop Memorial Hall, 21 Main St, Dreghorn, Irvine KA11 4AQ
Sunday 13th January
3.30- 4.30pm Trombone Workshop and come and play session
Sunday 14th January
10.30am – 11.30am Brett Baker gives advice on mouthpiece and mute choices.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Brett Baker talks about technique and performance in brass playing.
During the break the hall be open, to mingle with fellow brass enthusiasts!
2.30pm – 4.30pm Youth Workshop and rehearsal with Brett Baker. All youth players from any band welcome.
Supported by the Scops Art Trust