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LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

DATE: 22nd to 27th October, 2023

TUTOR: Dr. Brett Baker (Black Dyke).

COURSE LANGUAGE: English

COURSE FEE: Early Bird Special – £399 Per Person (£449 after early bird discount sold out)

Optional Hotels are available on the booking page

Dr. Brett Baker
Dr. Brett Baker

Join us and your professional tutor, Dr. Brett Baker (Black Dyke Brass Band, UK) for a week of English Brass Banding, fun and entertainment in the city that never sleeps!

The course fee includes a minimum of 14 hours of full band tuition, 9 – 12 hours of sectional tuition, an “end of course concert” which is in front of the public, an “End of Course After Party” which may involve drinking a beer, and of course plenty of time to explore Las Vegas,

We have negotiated a variety of hotel options for you (remember that the hotel room rate is for the room NOT per person). Please also note that for all hotels there is a “Resort Fee” and taxes are payable at the hotel and not at the time of booking. The current resort fees charged can be found at the web pages of the hotels, but vary from $35 to $51 per night. Some resorts offer a FOOD AND BEVERAGE (F&B) credit per day. These are shown below.

The hotels are (Prices are a guide price only):

  • 3 Star – Circus Circus – $25 per night. Visit the Circus Circus web page HERE.
  • 3 Star – Excalibur – $45 per night (includes $30 daily F&B credit). Visit the Excalibur web page HERE.
  • 4 Star – Luxor – $50 per night (includes $30 daily F&B credit)Visit the Luxor web page HERE.
  • 4 Star – Caesars Palace – $160 per night. Visit the Caesars Palace web page HERE.
  • 5 Star – Bellagio – $250 per night (includes $75 daily F&B credit) Visit the Bellagio web page HERE.
Grand Canyon South Rim
The Grand Canyon – Horseshoe Bend

You can arrive on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd October (please be aware that Saturday nights in Las Vegas hotels are considerably more expensive that the prices listed above which are for Sunday to Friday) and enjoy your evening in Las Vegas or just relax in the hotel and casinos. The course begins on the morning of Monday 23rd and the rehearsal facilities are located at Circus Circus Hotel.

Hotel arrivals are generally 3pm and departures are at 11am.

If you are going to extend your stay in the USA and visit the Grand Canyon (not too far away!) please let us know and we will put you in touch with great suppliers of rental cars, road or air tours to visit the “big hole in the ground”!

Las Vegas, Nevada.

We will send you a full list of free attractions in Las Vegas before you depart, so you can make sure you get to see the famous Bellagio fountains & conservatory, the Mirage volcano (unless they remove it before you get there), the wildlife habitat at Flamingo, The Pyramid at Luxor, St Marks Square and the canals at the Venetian, The Eiffel tower at Paris and so much more – all for free! Zilch. Nowt. Nada. Nothing!

Please read before booking!

The course rates listed on the shop page are for 1 person on the course. If you choose a hotel room (deposit is £1 which is deducted from the final room booking cost), the hotel is for 1 or 2 people sharing the hotel room. If you wish to add a 3rd or 4th person (non participating) onto the room, there is normally an additional charge from the hotel.

Monthly payments are an option – the balance will be split into equal payments due on the 1st of each month with the final payment being due before the 2nd September 2023. For example; if you book on the 11th October 2022 and pay the deposit (£99), the balance (£300) will be split into 6 equal payments of £50 due on the 1st November, 1st December, 1st January, 1st February, 1st March and the last payment of £50 due on the 1st April 2023. This is not credit, so there are no credit checks or searches, and everyone is accepted. There are no additional fees, interest or charges for this service.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We welcome and encourage young people to take part in all of our events around the world, however due to legal restrictions in the USA anyone under 21 years of age (on the 21st October 2023) must be accompanied by someone over the age of 21. We are unfortunately unable to book hotel rooms for unaccompanied under 21’s. The accompanying “adult” does not have to be a participant of the course, however will need to be responsible for the under 21 guest throughout. Please also remember that the legal age to gamble and drink in the US is 21. Under 21 year olds are not allowed in gaming areas of casinos or in bars, and will be unable to purchase alcohol or tobacco products anywhere, including supermarkets and petrol stations.

Please also look at package holiday deals to Las Vegas that could well include flight and hotel at a much cheaper rate. The rehearsal venue is at Circus Circus, north of Resorts World and south of the Strat. Uber and Lyft are cheap on the strip, as is the “DEUCE” bus service which operates 24/7 on the strip (buy a 3 day pass for $20).