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Festival and Championship list pieces

It's amazing to have so many pieces on 2024 festival/championship lists. Thank you to those who research and choose the music!   NSW State Band Championships - Open C Grade - In Pursuit Of Excellence Open D Grade - Tales Of The Sea Junior D Grade - Danzon, Schaefer's Old Time Dances, Sci-Fi, Sail By The Stars   Victorian School Music Festival - Novice - Spirit Of The Game Junior - A Story To Tell Intermediate - Sail By The Stars

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Australian Sounds 2023 - Spotlight On Australian Publishers

It was wonderful to have six pieces included in this fantastic online resource! Professionally recorded by the North West Wind Ensemble directed by James Brice are - (Fast forward to chapter 2 - 26.32) Remember The ANZACs - 27.38 Spirit Of The Game - 30.20 A Story To Tell - 33.14 Schaefer’s Old Time Dances - 36.38 Danzon - 41.49 Sideshow Alley - 46.44 Also check out Chapter 1 - Thorpe Music, and Chapter 3 - Matt Klohs. I’d also like to acknowledge the audio production by Bob Wheatley of Stolen Planet Productions and video production from Tristan Baker of...

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2023 Australian National Band Championships

I was very privileged to have my Horn Sonata in G Minor chosen as the set piece for the Open French Horn Solo event at the 2023 Australian National Band Championships. Thank you to the music selection committee! I heard two fine performances. Haven't heard a full performance of this piece in years! As for playing, the North West Wind Ensemble where I play 3rd horn came 1st in Open A Grade Concert! Thanks to our director James Brice. As a conductor, my Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra Winds came 1st in Junior C Grade Concert!  For me personally it was...

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Sail By The Stars and ABODA QLD Reading Day

I had a great day at the ABODA QLD Band Reading Day on Saturday Feb 11! I flew up to Brisbane to conduct 'Sail By The Stars' amongst a number of new pieces for band from Australia and around the world. It has been commissioned by Brass Music Specialists for Music Fest Queensland 2023. It features on the 'Set Piece' lists for both the Middle School and High School C grade sections. For 2023 it will be exclusively available from Brass Music Specialists in Brisbane. +61 7 3278 1311 The inspiration for this piece is the Southern Cross and...

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In Pursuit Of Excellence by Tim Ferrier (Grade 4)

Australian band Castle Hill RSL YWO composer concert music Tim Ferrier Wind

Here is the professional recording of 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' from the recent 'Australian Sounds' concert performed by the Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra. Thanks to James Brice for including it on the program amongst many other great Australian works! Thanks to the Youth Winds Orchestra for playing it so well and the production team for the professional video and audio! Just amazing! 

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