Oundle BTS event - final details

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Trombonists able to get to Oundle School in Northamptonshire on Sunday 7th October will be in for a treat! Comprising a whole day of massed blowing, concerts, masterclasses, talks and the BTS Annual General Meeting, this will be the third time the event will be held in this beautiful venue. In addition there is a gathering in the back room of the Ship Inn, West Street, Oundle on the evening before, Saturday 6th October from 18:00 onwards. This is an informal meeting for any members or people interested in the British Trombone Society. We will also be having an informal blow between 20:00 ??? 22:00 in the room. If you have any trombone choir material you would like tried then bring it along. Everybody is welcome who has an interest, or is the Designated Driver!! The school very kindly let us use the hall for free, my thanks go to them for again providing us with a beautiful venue. It has a very high ceiling so warmth can be an issue in October, I will do my up most to make sure the heating is on full and in keeping doors shut but please bring warm clothes in case you do feel the cold. The running of the day is as follows: 09:30 ??? 10:00 Registration, Tea, Coffee and Biscuits The day is free to BTS Members and to those who join the BTS on the day; ??10 to Non-BTS Members participating; Free to under 18???s and the viewing Public. 10:00 ??? 11:30 Warm-up and Massed Blow for over 18???s Bob Hughes, our BTS President, has very kindly again agreed to take this momentous part of the day in the Main Hall, where he will take you from cold to sizzling through exercises and a fantastic selection of trombone choir material. This will be challenging stuff, but not too challenging! 10:00 ??? 11:30 Warm -up and Massed Blow for under 18???s and over 18???s Carol Jarvis has very kindly agreed to take this group which has had a piece especially arranged for them. It covers every level of playing ability from the 5 note brigade to the seasoned Grade 8er and beyond. Adults are more than welcome to join in with this group if you find the adult blow too daunting! You are more than welcome! 11:30 ??? 12:00 Break and Trade Stands 12:00 ??? 13:00 AGM and Continuation of under 18???s Massed Blow Whilst the younger generation continue learning and practicing their piece we will be holding the British Trombone Society Annual General Meeting in the Great Hall. All Members are welcome and we sincerely hope that you attend to find out what we have done, what we are planning to do and also to find out what you think! Agenda: Introduction and Welcome, Apologies for Absence, Notes of 2006 AGM and matters arising, Review of BTS Activities ??? since last AGM, The Trombonist magazine, Review of Accounts ??? since last AGM, Formation of the BTS as a Registered Charity, Proposed future activities, Regional Representatives reports, Election of Executive Board members, Any Other Business, Date of next AGM. Please send any AGM comments or items of AOB to Geoff Wolmark. 13:00 ??? 14:00 Lunch and Trade Stands You can bring along your own packed lunch if you wish but there is a Tesco Metro and Co-op in the town if you would like to purchase sandwiches etc. There is also a fish and chip shop, also two pubs in the town centre if you fancy a beer with your lunch! Please note that tea, coffee and water will be available all through out the day. 14:00 ??? 15:15 Youngsters Concert and Master class The under 18???s Massed Choir will perform they???re piece to the rest of us and will be followed by 4 ??? 5 Younger players performing to us in a masterclass led by Carol Jarvis and Brett Baker. This promises to be fantastic and prove to us that there is no fear of our beloved instrument dropping away! 15:30 ??? 16:00 An Audience with Bob Hughes Bob will be interviewed in front of us??? you???ll have to wait until the day for the rest! 16:00 ??? 16:30 Break and Trade Stands 16:30 ??? 17:30 Trombonanza This London-based ensemble will perform a short recital with as many as twelve trombonists. Trombonanza aims to show off as many different members of the trombone family as possible and makes a point of selecting repertoire, utilising the fuller tonal spectrum afforded by the alto, tenor, bass and contrabass trombones. The programme will include works by Richard Strauss, Rossini, Warlock and Irving Berlin. 17:30 ??? 18:00 Final Massed Blow!! PHEEEEW!!! I hope to see as many of you there as possible as the last two years have been fantastic days, with some great memories! Parking is in the Gascoigne Building Car Park, directions are below and also a link to the School Website with maps of the area. Please do not park at the Great Hall as this is reserved for school Teachers and Trade Stand Employees. Once you have parked there will be signs directing you to The Great Hall. Any queries, please give me a call. Ben Bouzan 07970 502509 Directions Oundle is only 8 miles from the A1 and 5 miles from the A14, making it easily accessible from all of the UK road networks. From the A1/A1M: Leave the A1 at Junction 17 to join the A605 (signposted Oundle, Corby). Travel for approximately 7 miles and at the third roundabout take the third exit onto the A427 into Oundle. Go through the traffic lights (these are for the single lane road) and turn right into the Gascoigne building at the Zebra Crossing. The Gascoigne Building will be on your left hand side, parking is straight ahead on the left and right. From the A14: Leave the A14 at Thrapston to join the A605 (signposted Oundle). Travel for approximately 8 miles and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A427 into Oundle (this is the 2nd turn off for Oundle!). Go through the traffic lights (these are for the single lane road) and turn right into the Gascoigne building at the Zebra Crossing. The Gascoigne Building will be on your left hand side, parking is straight ahead on the left and right. Walking from the car park to the Oundle School Great Hall: Walk back towards the Gascoigne Building with it on your right hand side. There is a door in the wall directly in front of you, turn right after you have gone through the door and walk straight, with the parish church on your left. At the top of the path you will come to a road, directly opposite you as you stand on the pavement is the Great Hall. Please use the entrance on the left hand side. See also Oundle School directions

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