Monthly Archives: January 2015

Don’t come on Monday 16th February…

because it’s half term and there will be no rehearsal that evening!

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Bum notes from the brass – further thoughts

First a definition: A bum note is a note that is wrong by pitch, dynamics or timing. It includes the correct note but played in the wrong octave, too loud, not loud enough or at the wrong time not to … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

The son of a friend had been accepted into the Music University in Warsaw to study clarinet. We were talking about the differences in playing horn v. clarinet and I was surprised to learn that they are supposed to maintain … Continue reading

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Carolling with the Carrolls and co

It was with a mixture of incredulity, excitement and trepidation that I presented myself, dressed a bit like a Christmas elf, for Ashford Sinfonia’s Christmas Spectacular at the Tower Theatre in Folkestone on 21 December. I hadn’t played in a … Continue reading

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Reminder from the Secretary

Dear fellow musicians Our first rehearsal of the New Year will be this Monday, Jan 5th, at Highworth. And just to remind you as you plan your holidays, our concert dates for the next two terms are Sunday March 29th … Continue reading

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