Archive | February, 2011
Purtle Brass Camp 2011 at Anderson University (SC., USA) and online!
WHAT? Purtle Brass Camp 2011 WHERE? Anderson University, South Carolina (USA) and Online WHEN? July 7-9, 2011 More Info: http://www.purtle.com/brass-camp.html Purtle.com Brass Camp (PbC) is a modern version of the Claude Gordon Camps of the [...]

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A letter to Lorin Mazel – by Terry Johns
Lorin Mazel This letter, written with some reluctance on my part, concerns the recent performance of Mahler’s “Resurrection” symphony in which you directed the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. I will begin [...]

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This is a short “how to” detailing what you need to do to replace the fancy Selmer water key [...]

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A letter to Bob Jones, written in 1969 – by Terry Johns
Terry Johns is renowned as one of the world’s finest French Horn players and was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Visit his website at: http://www.terryjohns.net Dear Bob I’m [...]

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The Po’Boys Brass Band Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Hey Po’Fans! We’re finally releasing our new album! And we’re doing it independently. This is cool because we are no longer encumbered by the demands of a record label who seeks to restrict us artistically [...]

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Tradition is a temple – A motion picture of New Orleans music
From http://traditionisatemple.com/ TRADITION IS A TEMPLE A motion picture of New Orleans music | ARTIST OWNED PRODUCTION Darren Hoffman started this project more than 4 years ago and we were curious about where the idea came from. [...]

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Pounding pain in the back of the brain
By Bruce Chidester, Professor Emeritus University of Northern Iowa, and owner of  thetrumpetblog.com Recently I was asked if I had ever experienced a momentary shot of pain to the back of my head after releasing [...]

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Maurice Murphy died after “doctor put food tube into his lung”
By Mark Blunden and Josie Hinton of the London Evening Standard Originial article link: here A celebrated trumpet player who featured on the soundtracks to Star Wars and Harry Potter died after a hospital feeding [...]

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Wasted Potential
This is written entirely from my perspective, but I suspect it applies to others too. Please forgive the self-centredness this article seems to imply – it’s simply a product of telling this from my point [...]

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