Monthly Archives: August 2010

Brass Band of Battle Creek – Asphalt Tango Video

The Brass Band of Battle Creek, as many of you know, is an amazing ensemble comprised of literally the world’s greatest brass players. This video is of a recent performance of Asphalt Tango by John Mackey, and exciting work originally … Continue reading

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Dog Paddle in Iowa City

The Johnson County Dog Park Coalition Committee is sponsoring their annual Dog Paddle on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from noon to 5:oo pm. It’s the end of the summer swimming season, and a perfect time to release the hounds upon … Continue reading

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Cosmopolitan Tuba-Euphonium Workshop

Mike Milnarik, a colleague and old friend, is one of the most industrious and active tuba players out there. Among many hats he wears, he is the director of the Cosmopolitan Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, which just had a very successful 2010 … Continue reading

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Tuba Retreat

The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass is sponsoring a Tuba Retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina September 12-18, 2010 with special guests Alan Baer and Sam Pilafian. It sounds like an AMAZING time! Here are the details from … Continue reading

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YouTube Gem: Tuba Duet, One Player

Using iMovie, this player – know as “MusicManD” – created this beautiful duet of Händel’s Sonata for Flute in F, for tuba and basso continuo. Great idea, and fantastic playing!

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International Tuba Competition

In March 2011, there will be an International Tuba Competition held in Paris, France. Details below: Repertoire: 1st Round: 1/ G.F.HAENDEL : Concerto en sol mineur (arrgt. Hilgers) 2/ PENDERECKI : Capriccio 3/ Bruce BROUGHTON : Sonate OR GREGSON : … Continue reading

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David Zerkel’s Advice to Music Majors

David Zerkel, Professor of tuba/euphonium at the University of Georgia and current President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, recently posted a fantastic “top ten” style note on facebook offering lots of excellent advice for music majors. With his permission, … Continue reading

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