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Engadine Music Band Reading Day 2018

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

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New Work for 2018!

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!

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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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