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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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Commission - Forbes Town Band

Very excited to announce that I've been commissioned by the Forbes Town Band to write a level 2 piece inspired by local people and events. I'm looking forward to discussions with committee members and writing this piece during the summer holidays!

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2016 so far….

2016 has been my busiest year yet as a self publisher! Firstly 2 newly available compositions performed at the Engadine Music Band Reading Day - 'A Grand Occasion' and 'In Pursuit Of Excellence'. Thanks Engadine Music!  I completed 2 commissions works - 'Sci -Fi' for the North Shore Band Festival and 'Blytheswood Overture' for Warrawee Public School (available late 2017). Many orders for music from mainly primary schools who were after new Australian compositions to play at the NSW Schools' Band Festival held in August. For those who don't know, a requirement of this band festival is each group must...

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