Brass Weekend 2022

Friday 21 October 2022 – Sunday 23 October 2022

Ellesmere College, Ellesmere, Shropshire


Our brass weekend is aimed at experienced and competent orchestral brass players with good sight reading ability. 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 weekend starts at 5pm on Friday 21 October and ends at 4pm on Sunday 23 October 2022.

Places will be limited to 6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones and 2 tubas. Applications will open after Easter 2022.

The subscription for the 2021 weekend was £200, which included en-suite single room accommodation and full board. 2022 subscriptions will be announced when they have been agreed.

Shaun Matthew

Shaun Matthew

EOS Brass Musical Director

A musician who strives for all members of the public to find something in all forms of classical music; tuba player, conductor and animateur, Shaun Matthew was awarded the Mortimer Furber Prize for conducting contemporary music and has worked with some of the UKs finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Chineke Orchestra.

Click here for Shaun's full biog.


The 2022 repertoire will be posted here when it’s agreed. This is what we played in 2021:

O Respighi (arr. P Lawrence)  Feste Romane – 16 part brass ensemble.

J S Bach (arr. Taillard) Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 – brass octet

G Gershwin  (arr Taillard) An American in Paris – brass octet

and some lighter fun pieces!