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Do percussionists still play xylophone solos?

Or is it all marimba these days?

I grew up with the xylophone. Nearly every band rehearsal room had one in some state or another. Resonator tubes leaning against the wall with the other sections hidden under piles of music or even complete in the far corner of the band room covered in posters and cases invariably used as a table. 758 more words

Music Composition And Performance

Jackson Square All Stars

Halloween. New Orleans. The French Quarter. An amazing band in the middle of the street. A hundred or more costumed passers by. A great night!


Christmas Brass Concert - 20th December

Okay, time to start mentioning the C-word. Christmas that is and a wonderful concert courtesy of Swindon Brass who will perform on the bandstand from 2.30pm – 4.00pm brought to you courtesy of The  24 more words

Live Music

Beer bonanza, tasting extravaganza

Norwich has no shortage of microbreweries, but there aren’t many true brewpubs where you can watch the master at work. St. Andrews Brewhouse is one of four brewpubs from City Pub Company, (with the others located in Bath, Cambridge and London) and it is proving a real hit with the locals. 556 more words

Shin’ichi Yamamoto Shakubuku campaign

by James C. Stephens

Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Beautiful autumn day and equally beautiful benefit to be going to school again this fall. Ran into three or four Brass Band member, and its always good to see members. 241 more words

Street Music

I made a discovery yesterday. Actually, I’ve been coming to understand it for a while. It was just confirmed yesterday.



What is that? The short of it is that I need a little help from you to cover the hanging costs of my gallery show at NOLAPhoto, which is held in December. 345 more words

Ray Laskowitz