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Superbrass Weekend: A College Takeover with RWCMD Brass

11 November 2019

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The College handed the reigns to its brass department for a weekend packed with performances, workshops and bratwurst!

Led by Head of Brass Performance at RWCMD, Roger Argente’s supergroup Superbrass hosted a number of show-stopping performances across the weekend.

Guests included some of the finest in brass. Trombonist Gordon Campbell took over Friday’s weekly AmserJazzTime for a brass special alongside the College’s talented brass musicians.

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Brass supergroup Superbrass took over the College this term, combining outstanding music performances and industry-led professional education with community at its heart. We look back on a packed weekend where a total of 600 attendees visited for a variety of events including a masterclass, junior workshop, a capacity #AmserJazzTime with special guest Gordon Campbell, and a show-stopping Superbrass performance featuring Mike Lovatt. #RWCMD #RWCMDBrass #ThrowbackThursday . . Meddiannodd y ‘supergroup’ Superbrass y Coleg y tymor hwn gan gyfuno perfformiadau cerddoriaeth rhagorol ac addysg broffesiynol a arweiniwyd gan y diwydiant gyda’r gymuned yn ganolog iddo. Rydym yn bwrw golwg yn ôl ar benwythnos llawn dop pan fynychodd 600 o ymwelwyr ar gyfer amrywiaeth o ddigwyddiadau yn cynnwys dosbarth meistr, gweithdy iau, #AmserJazzTime llawn dop gyda’r gwestai arbennig Gordon Campbell, a pherfformiad rhyfeddol gan Superbrass a oedd yn cynnwys Mike Lovatt. #CBCDC #Superbrass

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Friday’s Walking with Heroes performance included soloist Mike Lovatt and conductors Bob Childs and Paul Fisher performing great music from Karl Jenkins to Louis Armstrong.

Saturday’s series of workshops brought young and senior brass talent to the College for a full day of inspiration from the finest players in brass.

The main self-titled Superbrass performance took the roof off the Dora Stoutzker Hall in a rare chance to see the supergroup perform to a sold-out audience.

The show produced some brass favourites and a unique performance that took two trombonists from the stage to among the audience, adding a spine-tingling twist to an already incredible afternoon!

RWCMD’s Tuba Ensemble concluded an unforgettable weekend with a rousing German-themed after-party in Beer, Brass and Bratwurst.

Find out more about our Brass department here.

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