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  1. Can the Coast Guard Band Appear in Your Town?

    The answer is probably "Yes" but there may be some organizational efforts involved! On the Band's webiste is a contact link for requesting the Band's Tour Director. There is also a downloadable PDF (Adobe Reader) file so you can see what the requirements and recommendations are. It's a great Band - see what you can do to get them in your town!


    Coast Guard Band, Tour Information


    Host's Handbook (2008 version)


    Hear the USCG Band play a nice ...
  2. My Program at IEI

    I promised I would post my program and how to obtain the music. The list below is my complete program, and I tried to list sources for the music (but some, like Morning Song) may be tough to get.


    I opened with a brand-new arrangement of mine, Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake. It's short and within the ability of most good players:

    Neapolitan Dance


    The Allegro Moderato by Capuzzi is one that I did last year. It is the first movement of the Concerto ...
  3. Neapolitan Dance - IEI Recital

    If you were at the International Euphonium Institute you may have heard me play my brand new arrangement of Neapolitan Dance by Tchaikovsky (from the ballet suite for Swan Lake). That piece is now available through Cimarron Music. In case you were not at IEI, there is a recording from the recital on the Cimarron web site:


    Neapolitan Dance, Euphonium Solo with Piano
  4. Resources from International Euphonium Inst. Discussions

    I had many conversations with people last week at the IEI about various types of resources. Many of the folks wished to keep expanding their minds and playing by reading and listening even when they are not at the International Euphonium Institute (which, sadly, is only once a year!). Let me summarize some of those thoughts.


    Good books? Here you go.

    First is the Guide to Euphonium Repertoire (AKA the Euphonium Source Book).


    I contributed to The Brass ...
  5. International Euphonium Institute 2007 Summary

    I have just returned from the International Euphonium Institute 2007 and had a fantastic time! More specific observations (and recordings) will follow as I have time, but I will offer a few overall impressions.


    This was my first time at the IEI and it took me a couple days to absorb fully the somewhat different "tone" of this event compared to other events I have attended or participated in. First, there are no competitions at the IEI, which may contribute to the wonderful spirit ...
  6. Part 7 of Arthur Lehman's 10-part Article on Harold Brasch

    The 7th article by Arthur Lehman about euphonium virtuoso Harold Brasch has just been added to our site. Arthur Lehman shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher (who was called "Mr. Euphonium").


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...Now don't anyone get the idea that Harold Brasch's high range was limited. It wasn't. I have no idea of just how high he really could play. I strongly suspect that he could possibly have gone so high, easily, that it would have ...
  7. Part 6 of Arthur Lehman's 10-part Article on Harold Brasch

    The 6th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...The Navy Band had some instruments - spare ones - in their storeroom. Somehow Harold found out that they had this brass, Boosey & Hawkes, compensating piston euphonium with the big bore on hand. No one in the Navy Band had ever used it, it seemed. No one knew how it played. Apparently, no one cared to ...
  8. Part 5 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch

    The 5th article about Harold Brasch is now online. It offers some more insights about Harold's remarkable playing, remembered by one of his most students, Arthur Lehman..


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...Then, along came the performance. It was an out of doors summer concert and there was a large audience. They were hungry for a nice solo and when Harold stepped up to the front of the band, they applauded wildly. Everyone was heartened by that and the commander started ...
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