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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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Info - North Shore Band Festival

The North Shore Band Festival commissions an Australian composer each year to write a level 2.5 work for the A grade section test piece. Other works by that composer are nominated for sections B, C, D and E (novice). Bands perform three works including the nominated test piece and receive an on stage adjudication from highly qualified music professionals. 2016 saw the introduction of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Previous composers have been Ralph Hultgren, Brian Hogg, Barry Gott, Tim Rees and Tim Ferrier. The festival organiser is Gavin Staines OAM - former music teacher and current band director...

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