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Take A Big Breath!

  One of many cartoon drawings by Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Watch out for Peter’s new book on trumpet technique. Due soon…

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Peter Skellern – A Lovely Story

I was saddened to learn about the passing of singer/pianist Peter Skellern. I first came across his work on live television on Nationwide and recordings with the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band. Here is a lovely story from his time at … Continue reading

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Two Trumpet Legends…

Yesterday, I received the gift of a photo from the great John Gracie, recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The picture shows John (left), as guest Principal with the Philharmonia, sitting next to the legendary David … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour 2015 Day Three – Prague Spring Festival Closing Concert

The above photo is the view from my hotel room. It is not a great picture because I can’t open the window but I just wanted to show you how blue the sky is. The weather is fantastic but the … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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Blasts From The Past!

This photo takes me back! This was 1985 and we were in our first year at the Royal College of Music in London. Boosey & Hawkes sponsored a weekend for aspiring young brass players at Newnam Courtney (very posh manor … Continue reading

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