The North American Brass Band Summer School (NABBSS) was co-founded in 2014 by David Childs, Robert Childs and Craig Roberts – former Assistant Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Based on the highly successful summer school models well established in the United Kingdom, NABBSS takes place in the dynamic waterfront city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – a city bestowed with the distinction of being named in the top-ten tourist destinations ‘on the rise’ globally.
2020 COurse details
Provisional Dates: NABBSS will take place from Wednesday June 24 - Saturday July 4
Course fee: $800 CAD (approx.: $600 USD /£460 GBP), including accommodation, meals and tuition.
Payment: Following submission of the registration form below, you will receive a link to make your $100 CAD non-refundable deposit via PayPal. The balance of $700 CAD will be required on May 1, at which point registration will close.
Accommodation: 11 nights single room accommodation is provided for all NABBSS delegates at Gerard Hall (Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University): 5303 Morris Street, Halifax, B3H 4R2.
Should you wish to book additional nights, before or following, this should be done directly with Gerard Hall and will be at your own cost. Gerard Hall Website / Front Desk: (+1) 902-494-1481
Demand is often high during this period, so should Gerard Hall be fully booked, you are welcome to visit stay.dal.ca which provides other Dalhousie University accommodation options (Shirreff Hall or Howe Hall) to book online from $52.79 per night.
Course start (June 24): NABBSS onsite registration will be open between 12pm - 3pm in Gerard Hall’s ground floor lounge. Accommodation check-in is from 2pm.
NABBSS official welcome meeting, followed by our first rehearsal, will take place at St Matthew’s Church (1479 Barrington Street, B3J 1Z2) at 4pm. The church is a five minute walk from the accommodation
Course end (July 4): Our final performance will be the final show of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - a matinee at the Scotiabank Centre, scheduled to end at 4.30pm.