The Art of Trombone Playing – Dudley Bright

In the sixth of the series in which some of the SA banding world’s pre-eminent players discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band, Dudley Bright, principal trombone of both the London Symphony Orchestra and Regent Hall Band, focuses on the role of the trombone. It’s been a pretty intensive month or …

The Art of Baritone Playing – Iain Parkhouse

In the fifth of the series in which some of the SA banding world’s pre-eminent players discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band, Iain Parkhouse, principal baritone of the International Staff Band, focuses on the role of the baritone. While names such as Derick Kane, David Childs and Steven Mead roll …

The Art of Horn Playing – David Winch

In the fourth of the series in which some of the SA banding world’s preeminent players discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band, David Winch, principal horn of Norwich Citadel Band and for 13 years a member of the International Staff Band (eight of them as principal horn), focuses on the …

The Art of Flugel Horn Playing – Andrew Garcia

In the third of the series in which some of the SA banding world’s pre-eminent players discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band, Andrew Garcia, for eight years a member of the New York Staff Band and a featured soloist at ISB120, focuses on the role of the flugel horn. Everything …

The Art of Cornet Playing – Gordon Ward

In the second of the series in which some of the SA banding world’s preeminent players discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band, Gordon Ward, for 33 years a member of the New York Staff Band, serving over 20 of those years as principal cornet, focuses on the role of the …

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The Art of Soprano Playing – Gary Fountain

Over the next few months, SA Bandsman will be asking some of the SA banding world’s most revered players to discuss the role of their particular instrument within the brass band. In the first of the series, Gary Fountain, of the International Staff and Kettering Citadel bands, focuses on the role of the soprano cornet. …

Vocal music in the Eastern Territory took a step forward when the Eastern Territorial Songsters, under the leadership of Gavin Whitehouse, hosted the first ever Singing Stars over Columbus Day Weekend at the Star Lake Lodge and Conference Center in Bloomingdale, N.J. Singing Stars was modeled after the Future All-Stars which, for years, has brought …

Star Lake Musicamp has long been one of the pillar events for the USA Eastern Territory and a place where people have come to improve their musical skills, spend time in fellowship and learning and growing in the word of God. This year Star Lake Musicamp (SLMC) turned 80 years old and the same expectations …

WHEN DID YOU START TO PLAY AND WHO TAUGHT YOU? One Christmas when I was three and a half my grandfather [Roland] gave me a battered Bandmaster cornet; this meant that I could copy my dad and brother playing the cornet. When I was seven, lessons began officially; my dad taught me cornet and Marjorie …