More Vintage Band Festival Videos

Here are two of the highlights of the concert program that Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band is performing at the 2010 Vintage Band Festival in Northfield, Minnesota. Verdi's "Terzetto and Finale from Attila" arranged by J. B. Claus and a terrific piccolo solo featuring Christine Beard, "The Wren Polka" by Eugene Demare. Dr. Christine Beard is … Continue reading More Vintage Band Festival Videos

Vintage Band Festival

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 ...


  It happens every year, that symbolic ritual that seems to define academia: commencement. It's that bittersweet time when we all dress up in medieval robes, endure long speeches and even longer degree-awarding ceremonies, and reflect on Big Things.     Every year is different. Variables like the weather and the quality of the speeches create indelible … Continue reading Commencing

Goucher College Orchestra

Here, at long last, are some video clips from the Goucher College Orchestra concert from this past November. The program featured several outstanding Goucher students as soloists. Violinists Michael Polonchak, Marielle Harris, Galen Guindon, and Emmet Sellars performed Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins in D Major, Op. 3, No. 1  and violist Susannah Edwards performed the … Continue reading Goucher College Orchestra

Maryland Early Brass Festival

In case anyone who reads this blog might be interested, I wanted to mention that I will be hosting the Maryland Early Brass Festival  this Saturday (Feb. 27, 2010) at Goucher College. Through the generous sponsorship of the college's Laura Graham Cooper Lecture Fund, all events are free and open to the public.     The … Continue reading Maryland Early Brass Festival

English Translations of Concert Reviews

At long last here are English translations of the concert tour reviews courtesy of Jennifer Northup, a clarinetist in my orchestra, the Frederick Symphony, who is also a professional German translator (she's an amazing musician, too!). I would have posted them sooner, but the beginning of the spring semester and five feet of snow (a … Continue reading English Translations of Concert Reviews