Musical Heritage

‘An observation of our past and our future.’ An overview of the presentation made by Sheila Allen at the Brass Bands England (BBE) Conference October 2022. Sheila grew up in the heart of brass banding country in Yorkshire, learning to play the cornet (and the clarinet!) through the free provision offered at her middle school. After a family move to the midlands, she returned to her roots to study Music at the University of Huddersfield as a student of Phillip McCann. On her return to the midlands, she went on to build a successful private music teaching practice and later completed her Secondary Music Teaching Qualification, spending 14 years leading music, and later performing arts, in a local secondary school. […]

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