Posted: July 9, 2020 Filed under: music, Other | Tags: 21st century, American Bandmasters Association, brass, Cleveland, Columbus Ohio, concert band, Eastman School of Music, Frederick Fennell, Gustav Holst, Holst First Suite for Military Band, John Mackey, Jonathon Newman, Lincolnshire Posy, New Zealand, Ohio, orchestra, Osti Music, percussion, Percy Grainger, Rochester, Samuel Barber, Sheltering Sky, shi-shi-la-la art, Tangelwood, University of Michigan Symphony Band, University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Westerville, wind band, wind symphony, woodwind
The Wind Band Composer in the 21st Century Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 14, 2017 Filed under: responses | Tags: concert band, concert venue, Scoop
On a related topic, a small-ish indoor concert venue, primarily used by local arts groups (music, etc.), is missing from the current scene. There are popular spots, such as St Andrews on the Terrace, known for its accoustic, which are too small for this niche. We could use a public (council supported) ‘medium-sized’ (300-500?) venue designed accoustically for music events.
Why do we think so much of large venues? Sell more tickets?
Posted: February 22, 2017 Filed under: music, Other | Tags: brass bands, concert band, El Camino Real, Silverstream, Simon Brew, Wellington City Concert Band
In January, 2016 I joined the Wellington City Concert Band (WCCB) under music director Simon Brew, no longer playing with the Porirua Brass. Read the rest of this entry »