Blandford BTS day hots up

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Excitement continues to build in anticipation of the BTS South's trombone day, publicised in the recent Summer issue of The Trombonist, the BTS magazine. In addition to the details already supplied, Paul Coker has requested all potential participants contact him in advance if possible, to get an idea of numbers. The event takes place on Sunday 27th May at the Crown Hotel, Blandford Forum, Dorset, in the Seally Suite. Free coffee and registration takes place at 9am. Bob Hughes (former LSO), Kevin Morgan (BSO) and John Pritchard (former LPO) will be taking masterclasses and mass blows to culminate in a performance of selected works. The idea of the day is maximum blowing. Jonathan Warburton will be guesting after lunch and performing several world premieres of pieces written specifically for the trombone and more specifically bass trombone. Trade stands will be there: Dawkes, The Valve and Maestros. Adrian Jarvis will be present to carry out on the spot repairs. Anyone with specific problems for Adrian, please get in touch with Paul Coker in advance, so that Adrian can make sure any specifics are brought with him. We are working on ad-hoc guest players to visit and maybe perform and with any luck; fresh back from France the ???Stagnant Fossils??? will do a stint. There will be a hot/cold buffet lunch and a cash bar for the afternoon. Cost (including lunch): ??20 to non BTS members, ??15 to members and ??10 for concessions (over 65, under 16 or students). Paul Coker BTS South Region Representative Telephone: 01428 609741 e-mail:

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