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Hi folks

For those of you that like to play in groups or would like to try it, we have booked our next workshop date.

We are going for February 23rd 2011 at the Leicester South Salvation Army hall in South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4UZ UK.

The format will be different, in that we will start with a large ensemble piece to get everyone warmed up. Then we will break off into Quartet/Quintet size ensembles each with a different piece. This is with the aim of performing it to the rest of the delegates before lunch. We will be moving around the groups to help and offer advice regarding performance techniques an generally making the piece as polished as we can.

After lunch you will move into different quartet/quintets to gain experience of working with other people and have a go at a fresh tune. Yet again the idea is to get you playing to your strengths and performing your tune to the others.

Then if there is time we will have a spare large ensemble piece in our pocket to finish with.

At the previous events we have concentrated on large ensemble only but feel that more benefit would be gained from working in smaller groups as this is a more likely situation that you as players would find yourself in. However the large ensemble will still be featured as it is an experience in itself that is both fun and exciting to be part of. Its not often that you will get the chance to play with up to 20 other saxes of all types.

Registration is from 9.30 and we start playing at 10am, lunch will be about 12 noon and we aim to aim a 30 minute break. the will finish at approx 3pm. There is a very nice cafe on site and plenty of free car parking spaces. The venue is 10 minutes from junc21 of the M1. The cost of the day is £30.00.

If any existing saxophone ensembles wish to join us that will be great, you can either elect to stay together of share your experience amongst the other ensembles.

The day is about challenge, fun, music making and meeting like minded musicians of all abilities.

We welcome every one over the age of 11 with at least 12 months playing experience. Parts will be sent out in advance to give you chance to practice and easier parts will be available for those that would like them.

We have already booked 6 places but still have 14 available. If you are interested or need further information then please feel free to email me at [email protected] or post here.

I look forward to seeing some of you there

regards

Dave Plummer

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Well the places are going well for our fourth workshop. We have already got 12 booked,and another 3 checking their diaries. With people coming from as far as Lincoln, Malvern, Peterborough so the word is getting out there.

If the day sounds like something that you would like to take part in then please feel free to email me at [email protected].

We are also looking at the future of the events, whether we move to different areas to cater for players in that area or change the format to attract different players are just a couple of ideas we have had. If there is something we are not doing that would appeal to you or others, then we would be really interested in your ideas.
Either post here or email me on the above address and I will come back to you very quickly.

Thank you in anticipation

Dave
 
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