Brass Weekend

Brass Weekend 2020 Cancelled

We regret that because of Coronavirus pandemic restrictions we have had to cancel the Brass Weekend which was scheduled for Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October 2020 at Ellesmere College, Shropshire

Dates for the 2021 weekend will appear here when they are agreed

This weekend is aimed at experienced and competent orchestral brass players with good sight reading ability. Places will be limited to 6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones and 2 tubas: early application is advised.

We aim to have a fun weekend, playing in different sized ensembles and making good music with like-minded people. Please bring any music you would like to play.

The repertoire will be played in two brass choir configurations – 16 part and two octets.

The Brass Weekend will be held at Ellesmere College  close to the market town of Ellesmere in Shropshire. Click here for directions to Ellesmere College. All participants will be allocated en suite rooms and receive full board.





The EOS Brass Musical Director is Shaun Matthew. Click here for more details about Shaun.





Repertoire 2019

(2021 repertoire will appear here when finalised)

16 part Brass Choir (all participants) 

Ottorino Resphighi – Pines of Rome (arr. P Lawrence)

Participants will be split into two octets. Both groups will play the following octets:

Jean-Philippe Rameau – Les Fetes de Polymnie (arr. Bland)

J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 6 (arr. J-F Taillard)

There will also be a play through of George Lloyd’s Symphony No 10 for brass choir.

How to apply

Applications open in April 2021