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Three New Pieces!

Yes I'm very excited to announce I'll have three new pieces available in the next few weeks. 'Blytheswood Overture' - A level 2.5 commissioned last year by Warrawee Public School directed by Noel Annett. They wanted an overture style piece with contrasting sections somewhat like 'Flying' that the band played a few years before. Available now! 'Crestwood March' - is a piece for your beginner band (level .5). It had it's premiere performance just a few weeks ago at the Schools Band Festival at UNSW. Written for Crestwood Public School directed by Garry Clark. Available soon. 'Schaefer's Old Time Dances'...

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Latest News August 2017

27th August 2017 - NSW State Band Championships 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' was the test piece for Junior B Grade and was performed by two great bands. Thanks Knox Grammar and Arden Anglican for your excellent performances! My own Northholm Grammar Concert Band performed 'Tumba Rumba' very well in Junior D Grade. 13th August 2017 - Schools Band Festival Premiere performance of 'Crestwood March' took place at the Schools Band Festival at UNSW. This is a level .5 piece for beginner band commissioned by Crestwood Public School who performed it brilliantly!! Many thanks to their director Garry Clark - the...

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New work for Forbes Town & District Band completed!

I've just finished writing a commissioned work for the Forbes Town & District Band (central NSW). It's a medley of folk tunes collected by local dance musician Harry Schaefer. Harry was born in 1876 and died in 1954 and kept handwritten books of tunes he used for dances. Many of these were popular tunes of the time and traditional songs, but some were tunes he heard other bush musicians play. It's yet to be officially named, but I'm going with 'Schaefer's Old Time Dances' for now.  There was a lot of material to choose from and I spent time in January researching...

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2017 NSW State Band Championships

Very pleased to announce that 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' has been selected as the 2017 Junior B Grade test piece! Thanks bandnsw.com ! http://bandnsw.com

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Engadine Music Band Reading Day

My piece 'Sci Fi' is included on the play list at the Engadine Music Reading Day on Saturday 4th Feb. I'll be there & all my music and plenty of others will be available on the day. I hope to see many of you music teacher types there. Thanks Engadine Music! What Time? - 8.30am for 9am start & Where? - The Arts Unit Lewisham Public School Cnr Toothill St & The Boulevarde Lewisham

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