It's been a good start to the year so far... Many students have practised at least once over the Christmas holidays and some have even been preparing for their exams. Six pupils have been entered: grades 1 to 7 and on cornets, a trumpet and a trombone. I will notifiy everybody of the exam dates and times as soon as I know (which should be by the middle of February).
I have been having so much fun with my new plastic trombone! It has gone down a storm with all of my students (old and young, beginner and advanced!) as well as my colleagues! This is such a great trombone for anybody, especially younger students who may not handle instruments as well as their parents would like them to and comes at a fraction of the cost of even a budget 'bone!
For more information on these fantastic instruments, visit plastictrombone.co.uk/.
I am busy preparing Edward Gregson's The Plantagenets with the City of Bristol Brass Band at the moment. The test piece will be played in Torquay on 9th March by us and 15 other bands hoping for a place in the National Brass Band Championships Finals in September and to gain promotion.