Artistic Director David Clack was principal horn with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and freelanced with all the major London orchestras. David is currently Head of Brass and Outreach Music at Tonbridge School and is committed to taking music to the community and into schools with his variety of of energetic and entertaining shows.
Music education has become central to the life of Jubilate Brass Quintet and earlier this year principal trumpet player Jeremy Clack was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to Venezuela to study their internationally respected national music education system known as "El Sistema". This research has influenced the community and education work that Jubilate Brass are involved in and has reinforced their belief that music making is for everyone and that playing and learning in an ensemble is the most successful and enjoyable way to learn an instrument.
Workshops and courses with Jubilate Brass are broken in to three key stages. Firstly, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of basic techniques including breath control, posture and sound production. Following from this students are given the confidence to play together through developing rhythmic security and awareness of intonation. Finally, students work towards musical interpretation and the project always concludes with a live performance featuring solo performances from both JB and student groups as well as a mass ensemble with everybody playing together.