Northants County Youth Brass Band
I understand that the Northants County Youth Brass Band won the National Youth Competition this year at Birmingham (last week I think) along with the Gwent band (joint winners).
If we're talking about tuning the C of an instrument then an electronic tuning aid would do a great job. If we're talking about the big picture then I agree that the ear is the best way do get a tuneful sound. The main tuning slide shouldn't need to be touched if the C is in tune...
Apologies if this has been said already - far too much thread to read.
My opinion is that an electronic tuning device is very useful for tuning a band. Tuning to one player can be unreliable, for example - the principal cornet plays a C, the MD then asks the second man to play a C along with...
Fantasia for Piano and Band
Kettering Citadel SA Band released a CD last Saturday and choice number two is on it. Performed by Rob Clark (former ISS pianist and Pianist to the Rolyal Ballet, London)
Here's a link to buy: http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/21313.html
And what a good job you did Ross!
Has to be Baritone, always seem to be playing. When they're not blending with the horns they're beefing up the euph's, then covering the troms!! All over the place - the David Beckham's of the band (referring to his workrate on the field of play, not off it...
My all time favourite is 'Praise' (Heaton)
To be right up to date, Paul Drury's 'Jubilee' is a cracker! The title track on the latest ISB CD [see WOB] I think the Household Troops Band recorded it too.
Carl, you have the right to remain silent...anything you do say may be given as evidence...blah blah. Being in a concert hall full of policemen was a little overwhelming for me last wednesday!!
My favourites are (no order)
The Lord is King
Song of the Eternal
Just as I am...
OK then what about the World Cup analogy. Teams from all over the world battle it out in their 'Qualifiers' and then the best teams from those areas compete in the World Cup Finals. Isn't this how it should be? A fair balance of teams competing?
I think the Nationals need no re-organisation...
Bob - by BB do you mean Brian Bowen or Brass Band? :roll: :?:
The ISB played another one of Brian's pieces at the music leaders councils 2003 (under his direction) - in a similar stylie to My Comfort and Strength. The title escapes me, but again, very special music!