Tag Archives: Brass band

Pioneer – the Rotherham musical. Ambition and reality from a composer’s perspective.

The plan was simple, stage the performance of the musical in March 2017 starting from reading the script the previous September. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning

From the “edge”, “top” or even da capo are other ways of describing the experiences of the past few weeks. My playing career started in brass bands and yesterday I was back again playing with the Hatfield Band at the … Continue reading

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