We had a band engagement this afternoon at Mercer Park in Accrington and we played a great programme, if I do say so myself. The mix of music was wide ranging in terms of styles, moods, tempos, audience participation and so on and I think we pretty much covered most things from big band (Hot Toddy) to film music (Themes from “Gladiator”), from marches (Aces High) to singalong/audience participation (Is This The Way To Amarillo) and from classic brass band “park-job” music (Floral Dance) to classic American folk songs (Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite). 262 more words
The Rowan University Department of Music with Rowan Prep and The Atlantic Brass Band will host their 3rd annual Youth Brass Fest on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Go HERE for more information.
March 2014 saw the Eccleston Brass Band (in which I was principal trombone) compete in the North West Regional Brass Band Championships, in Blackpool. We went through months of rigorous rehearsals and I feel that on the day, our performance of “Chaucer’s Tunes” was the best we had ever done. 262 more words