Covid-19 and our plans for 2021

Normally at this time of year, we would have the fantastic sound of the end-of-course concert from our second Summer Course still ringing in our ears, and would be contentedly reflecting on the huge joy that comes from inspiring children to work hard and make great progress at their brass playing, while having enormous fun with their peers in and out of the music rooms.  

Above all, we would have been touched again by the extraordinary feeling of having brought about something that is so much more than the sum of all its individual parts, and would be full of pride and satisfaction at the enormous results and benefits that are achieved by every one of the children on our courses.  

And we would be planning to do it all again, but even better!  Our fantastic designer Pete would be coming up with yet another iconic design for our next flyer; I would be arranging dates with host schools and getting everything lined up for the year ahead. 

Sadly though, as you know all too well, life is not normal at the moment; and none of this is happening.  There is too much uncertainty (primarily whether the law will change to permit us to gather together for a Brass Academy course next year; insurance issues; and whether host schools will be prepared to run holiday lettings) for us to be putting concrete plans in place for 2021.  

What we are certain of is that we have missed the Brass Academy courses enormously this year, and that they have been equally missed by children and parents; and that if it is at all possible to hold courses in 2021, we will be doing just that.   We have provisional dates of 5-9 April from Purcell School for an Easter Course (subject obviously to Purcell being able to host us); and, like the rest of the country and the world, we will keep a close eye on what the next few months brings.  

If you would like to express your interest in attending an Easter Course 5-9 April, should we be able to run one, please just click here and send us a short (or long!) message - we would love to hear from you, and will let you know as soon as our plans for 2021 have moved forward.

In the meantime, take care, and a huge thank you for all your past and future support.

With best wishes,