It's been over a year since my last blog post, so I thought it was high time that I wrote something new here. What have I been doing all of this time? Well, I'm currently on sabbatical leave during the fall semester to finish two book projects. The first one is Fanfares and Finesse: A … Continue reading Interesting Trumpet Videos Online
I had a great time this week performing a faculty recital at Goucher College with my colleague, the wonderful pianist Lisa Weiss, and trumpeter Brent Flinchbaugh who studied with me when he was in high school and whom I'm now proud to call a colleague. The program featured Brent performing the Hindemith Trumpet Sonata and … Continue reading A Fun Recital
Although the Vintage Band Festival ended just over a week ago, I was happy to receive my new band coat when it finally arrived today (via FedEx). There was a misunderstanding with the tailor that caused the delay, apparently. It's a shame, but at least I'll look good for the next Newberry Band tour. While … Continue reading And the band played on …
A large crowd gathered by the Cannon River in the center of Northfield, Minnesota to witness a popular attraction at the 2010 Vintage Band Festival (VBF): The Battle of the Bands. Staged at high noon on Saturday, August 7, 2010, the two participating bands, the 1st Brigade Band of Wisconsin and Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, … Continue reading Battle of the Bands
It's taken quite a while to edit and upload the videos, but here are more excerpts from the concert program that the Newberry Band performed at the 2010 Vintage Band Festival in Northfield, Minnesota. More videos will be added to this post when they are online. Stay tuned! For the record, here is the concert program … Continue reading Newberry Band Concert Excerpts
Everyone has been asking for video of the band so here are a few excerpts. First is our opening tune, "New Era Quickstep" and next is my solo, "Fantasia on Safe in the Arms of Jesus." These are "rough cuts" posted in a hurry. More to follow. Stay tuned ...
In the tradition of that old Willie Nelson song, I'm getting ready to "go on the road again" to "make music with my friends" in Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band at the 2010 Vintage Band Festival in Northfield, Minnesota. We had a great time at the first Vintage Band Festival in 2006 and we'll be out … Continue reading Newberry’s Victorian Cornet Band