6: Learning your role

Wow – It been eighteen months since I picked up the Horn for the first time after an extended break…so what’s happened. Well firstly the passion for playing still remains but the horn has been replaced by a Baritone. I graded on a Baritone when I was younger and I […]

5: Little donkey carried Mary…

Christmas brings a period of extreme carolling. MK Brass has had a whole Christmas season of carolling concerts numbering 16 jobs this year. The hard work for a Brass Band starts in October and this does not finish until late Christmas Eve. Each person in the band was asked for […]

4: Learning to Learn again

I used to have weekly lessons for about 6 years, as a teenager, with Stantonbury Music School and had a couple of music teachers in that time. They both taught me great technique and gave me the grounding to play well. They would take me through rhythms, speeds of music, […]

3: Into the 1st Section!

Practice is going well and I have attended several rehearsals with the band – the Development Band of MK Brass. Feeling more confident now and face is definitely hurting less…No horses and the Rondo is coming on greatly… Development Band so far has been a great experience and I have […]