I've just finished my first level 1.5 piece - a commissioned work for the Matthew Pearce Public School Intermediate Band. 'A Story To Tell' is a bit like a theme and variations. Contrasting sections that use the same melody 'tell the story'. I'm looking forward to rehearsing the band in early August a few weeks before they give the premiere performance at the NSW Schools Band Festival on August 19th.
Thank you BandNSW for choosing 'Schaefer's Old Time Dances' for the Junior C Grade list of test pieces for the 2018 NSW State Band Championships! A new feature this year is having a list of four test pieces to choose from for each grade.
It was great to travel to Brisbane for the Brass Music Specialists and ABODA Queensland Reading Day on Sunday the 18th of Feb. The band played 'Blytheswood Overture' and 'Crestwood March' very well! Was fantastic to chat with other local publishers. I'm looking forward to returning to Queensland for the ANBOC conference in early October.
Very excited to have both 'Blytheswood Overture' and 'Crestwood March' included on the play list at the Engadine Music Band Reading Day on Saturday 3rd Feb 2018. I'll be there & all my music will be available on the day. I hope to see many of you music teacher types there. Thanks Engadine Music! When? - Saturday 3rd of Feb 2018 What Time? - 8.30am for 9am start & Where? - The Arts Unit Lewisham Public School Cnr Toothill St & The Boulevarde Lewisham NSW
I'm very fortunate to be asked to write a piece for Matthew Pearce Public School! They have asked for a level 1.5 piece with some contrasting sections to suit their Intermediate Band. It's coming together nicely with melodic parts for all sections of the band. This will be my first level 1.5 piece and the second piece I've written for the Matthew Pearce Public School Band program! Thank you again Garry and Renee for asking me to write for your band!