The Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School (FTBBSS) is pleased to the announce that Garry Cutt will be guest conductor for 2024.
Garry has developed a reputation as one of the worlds most respected and successful brass band conductors. Alongside numerous British Open titles, he is the youngest winning conductor in the competition’s history and the very first recipient of The Mortimer Maestro Award, having received a total of three since then.
He was appointed Musical Director of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in 1991, a position he held for twelve years. The phenomenal impact of the film ”Brassed Off” resulted in Garry leading the band on sell-out tours across the world.
Since then he was awarded the Iles Medal by The Worshipful Company of Musicians in recognition of his services to the Brass Band Movement. Garry has worked with the Fodens Richardson Band, Faireys Band and Brighouse and Rastrick Band just to name a few.
Due to Ian Porthouse’s busy schedule in the UK and abroad, he is now unavailable for ‘24, but we are delighted that Garry has accepted the invitation as guest conductor. Garry brings a wealth of experience to our event and alongside our team of world class tutors, this will be a real treat for the participants of the course.
For more information on the course please visit FTBBSS.com
Thank you everyone, the participants, our sponsors that gave so generously, the tutors, the FTBBSS Team and you the audience. We had a fantastic three days for our 11th course and we hope to see you in 2024.
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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Fermanagh & Omagh Arts and Culture
G R White & Son
Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges
Jim's Paper and Paints
Home, Field & Stream
Traynors Family Butchers
Tropic by Clare Carson
Mullaghmore Bakery LTD
Angie's New Haven APizza
Fran McGirr Fruit And Veg
FTBBSS are pleased to announce that Tom Smith will step in as cornet tutor for FTBBSS 23
Principal Cornet of the world famous British Open and Brass in Concert Champions, Brighouse and Rastrick.
Tom Smith is currently at the Royal Northern College of Music studying Music Performance under the tutelage of Richard Marshall and Professor Roger Webster.
Sadly due to a prior family engagement, Brian Taylor is unable to join us for our course in 2023, however, we are thrilled Tom has accepted the invite.
THATS A WRAP!!
Thank you to everyone who made what the summer school was this year! Our tenth anniversary was truly a special one, from the world class tutor team to the support we received from the local community. Thank you to all the participants who attended our event and also our funders and sponsors.
Stay tuned for a special announcement very soon.
See you all in 2023!