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RWCMD: Superbrass Weekend 8th-10th Nov

5 September 2019

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is hosting a Superbrass residency, bringing together the ensemble’s passion for education, and inspiring young players in a host of workshops and concerts over the weekend of Nov 8th – 10th.

The weekend will welcome current students, graduates, RWCMD Junior Conservatoire and local young musicians.


The College’s Head of Brass, Roger Argente is a founder member of the award-winning brass ensemble, a collective of some of the UK’s leading and most inspiring brass players and teachers.

“Excuse the pun, but this is going to be a blast’’ says Roger.

‘‘There’s something for everyone over this weekend, jazz, brass band, youth workshops and more surprises too, plus you get a chance just to hear some of the greatest players around.’’

The weekend will kick off with a special version of the College’s highly successful and popular free weekly Amser JazzTime, directed by Jazz Trombonist Gordon Campbell.

This will be followed by a concert featuring the Royal Welsh College Brass Band with special guest Mike Lovatt, conducted by Bob Childs and Paul Fisher.

Workshops over the weekend will be led by Mike Lovatt, Gordon Campbell and recent RWCMD graduate Tom Taffinder – all working with senior and junior trumpet, trombone and French horn students.

Mike Lovatt

The weekend concludes with the Superbrass concert in the College’s Dora Stoutzker Hall, and a free after show wind-down of ‘’Brass, Beer & Bratwurst’’ in the College foyer, featuring the RWCMD Tuba Ensemble, directed by Sean O’Neil.

Senior and junior players interested in taking part in the weekend should contact

Superbrass’ work with students at the College is supported by the Mosawi Foundation

For more information and press tickets contact 

For the full programme see the College’s What’s On website

Editors Notes

Friday 8 November 5.30pm – 7pm
A special brass session of our weekly jazz club in the foyer.

Venue: Foyer
Tickets: Admission Free

Superbrass Weekend: Walking with Heroes

Friday 8 November 7.30pm

Royal Welsh College Brass Band

Featuring guest soloist Mike Lovatt, conductors Bob Childs and Paul Fisher, and a feast of great music from Karl Jenkins to Louis Armstrong.
Tickets: £14, £12 concessions (Under 25s £7)

Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall

AmserJazzTime Brass Special: 5.30pm-7pm in the foyer featuring Gordon Campbell and a host of RWCMD jazz musicians.

Superbrass Workshops

Saturday 9 November 10.30am – 4pm

A full day of workshops open to senior and junior brass players, to apply contact

Tickets: Admission Free
Venue: Foyer

Superbrass concert

Sunday 10 November 2pm

A rare chance to hear Superbrass, a supergroup of some of the finest brass and percussion players on the professional London music scene in an uplifting programme of brass favourites.

Tickets: £15, £13 concessions (Under 25s £7.50)

Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall

Superticket: Buy a ticket for both ticketed performances in the hall for only £25, £22 concessions. Must be purchased in the same transaction and is subject to availability.

Beer, Brass & Bratwurst: 3.30pm in the foyer. Admission Free.

Join the RWCMD Tuba Ensemble for a rousing after-party, bringing this super brass weekend to a fitting close!