Friday, 16 December 2011

My music

Safe Music

My arrangement of Cat's Fugue by Scarlatti for brass quintet.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sunday, 18 September 2011

You Tube

Just made 100 views of  my original concert band composition, based on Blaydon Races.

Thursday, 15 September 2011


We are now OK for our get together on Tuesday.
We have 5 pieces of music and have sent out all the parts to the members.
Start with the Mendelssohn Overture Op 24.

We now have 3 flutes, 1 oboe,6 clarinets, 1 bass clt, and 2 hns, plus 2 tpts,1 tbn,1 euph and 1 tuba.

Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Finished transcribing R Strauss Serenade op 7 and Mendelssohn Overture for Winds.


Trying to organise rehearsal in Playhouse, prior to our next gig in Berwick onTweed

Monday, 5 September 2011


Phone call from Mel.
26/11/11 clashes with Ever Ready band/Choral Society Xmas concert.

So decided to cancel our gig, and postpone until the spring.

Will still go ahead with the September rehearsal, depending on response.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday Night

Well we start the band again tomorrow, so spent a good hour or two sorting out what music to look at.
Trying to find some stuff we haven't looked at for a while.

Possible new alto sax player has been in touch....see what happens..

Monday, 15 August 2011

Alnwick Symphonic Winds

Decided to try and get together a classical concert with all the offshoot groups form the  band.

Aiming for 26/11/2011 in St Michaels Church Alnwick.

Watch this space.

My music

Sold one of my orchestral arrangements today to a guy in Holland. One of Debussy's piano preludes!!
Well chuffed.
Their link  on face book is...

My link is

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Concert Band

Decided today I would have a break and take August off from rehearsals.

May make a guest appearance as a hornist from time to time, but no more conducting rehearsals for me in August.

Will still conduct for the gigs tho.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Jazz Quartet

Got together for a rehearsal as we have a wedding gig coming up.
Tried out their requests...they went well.

Then some oldies and some newies....plenty of fun

Friday, 15 July 2011

And all that Jazz (Jazz Octet)

Fab gig in the were really tight.....punters seemed to enjoy it.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Brass Quintet

Met at G's after a long lay off...but we were good!!

Good fun with the boys and gal!!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Good turn out for our first get together.

We had 2 flutes,oboe,5 clarinets,2 bass clts 4 hns and double bass.

The Mozart sounded like Mozart!!

The Dvorak Ok ish and we struggled a bit with the Wagner....but we will meet again after the summer hols!!