Topping and tailing the conference this year will be two talented groups.

Brothers of Swing will be performing on the Thursday evening

The Brothers of Swing are from Lancashire and have been together for over 10 years, amassing a wealth of experience singing at different events across the U.K and abroad. Having both studied music and obtaining degrees in it, they began their journey as a duet.

Closing this year’s conference will be the talented group, Slidin’ About

Delegates will be entertained at the end of the conference by Slidin’ About – a talented quartet of trombone players, one of the most versatile ensembles around. Their recital programmes are engaging and exciting with original repertoire, new commissions and arrangements.

As well as performing their own innovative arrangements the quartet have commissioned new works, helping to show how versatile the trombone quartet can be. They have won the Foden’s Quartet Competition and have been finalists in both the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize and the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. Slidin’ About have also been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’.

Slidin’ About are proud to be active in musical education. They have worked with young people extensively across the country, including in ‘Pupil Referral Units’ and ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ schools. Their unique relationship with Warwick Music as pBone Ambassadors enables them to give a truly hands on approach for all ages and abilities. The quartet have also been artists with the Live Music Now charity since 2013 and continue to develop a range of musical experiences and performances.