We have just added a new page detailing the great jazz CD by euphoniumist Tom Ball. You can now purchase the individual songs from iTunes with the free iTunes software.
Tom Ball: Fishleather Jacket
As announced previously, Tom Ball has created a set of recordings and booklet to help players develop better intonation. These resources are now available exclusively from DWerden.com. Go to the Euphonium Resources page and scroll down to Online / Web Resources. These files are available as a free download. Thanks to Tom Ball for making the Intonation Helper and for agreeing to freely distribute it!
There is a great article newly posted on the Brass Forum about the long tradition of brass bands in the Salvation Army. Have you ever wondered why bands are such an important part of a religious organization? The answer is in the article as well as information about locations of the bands, membership, etc.
Salvation Army Bands
There is a new post in the forum about taking auditions. It deals with maintaining your confidence during an audition, which is critical to doing well. Follow the link below:
The annual Twin Cities (MN) euphonium-tuba symposium Tubonium is coming up on March 17-18, 2006. Artists this year are tubist Jim Self, euphoniumist Mark Jenkins, and Collegium Tubum (Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble) from the University of Iowa, under the direction of John Manning. There are competitions and many exhibitors will be showing their products.
Learn more about Tubonium 4