WHO IS CASS FOR?
CASS is for everyone who has an interest in the clarinet or saxophone, whether young or old, amateur or professional.
WHAT DOES CASS DO?
CASS has as its aim the promotion of the clarinet and saxophone and their music. To this end it publishes a quarterly magazine, organises regular conferences and workshops and runs an extensive music library.
The quarterly magazine "Clarinet & Saxophone" is free to all CASS members. It covers all aspects of both instruments with historcal and technical articles, profiles of leading players and reviews of concerts, recordings, music and instruments. It also provides a forum for the exchange of iedeas and views of the membership. There is a pull-out supplement for young players.
CASS also publishes a Resources Handbook which includes the Library catalogue, and a Membership Directory. There is an instrument insurance scheme available to members, giving 10% discount on policies taken out with British Reserve.
MEETING OTHER PLAYERS
The Easter Teachers' Conference provides teachers with the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest teaching and coaching methods, examination syllabuses and ensemble repertoire.
The British Saxophone Congress & British Clarinet Congress is held every two years and is sponsored by CASS.
Single Reed playing days are held around the country, often organised by members themselves.
The CASS Library is housed in the School of Music at Colchester Institute and members may borrow items for a small charge which covers postage and packing.
CASS organises regular competitions for both performers and composers. Part of a winning players' prize is a performance at a prestigious venue, and for a composer, a concert performace of the winning piece.
For more information and/or a application form you can e-mail or write to:
167 Ellerton Road