Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Listening Presentations

Today we heard our first student listening presentation presented by Chris. He did a good job and we heard some great brass ensemble music. Just a reminder, make a point of knowing basic information about the music you present, such as dates. Look up and list the dates of the recordings, dates of the compositions, birth/death dates of composers and any other facts you think might be of interest.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Civil War Brass Band Photo

Last week I discussed regimental brass bands playing Saxhorns during the Civil War. I just ran across this 1864 photo of one of the Federal/Union Army Bands playing on top of Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, South East Tenn.
Courtesy Tennessee Artifacts History Facebook page via Jay Krush, tubist with the Grammy-award-winning Chestnut Brass Company.