Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thoughts for My Grandfather’s Birthday

This week’s post originally appeared as a Facebook “Note” on November 8, 2011. It has been expanded slightly for use here. Although “Paw’s” birthday is a couple of weeks away, I am publishing this today because it is my regular … Continue reading

Posted in Practical Christianity, Theology

Monday Night: Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

This coming Monday, God willing, I will have the opportunity to perform the Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) with the Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ronald F. Vernon, here on the campus of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Music, Repertoire, Trombone

A Short Reading List for Low Brass

During one of my lessons last week I mentioned a certain player, who he is, where he played, etc. The student then asked “How is it that you know so much about these kinds of things?” I mentioned a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Low Brass Resources, Music, Teaching Low Brass

The Care and Feeding of Low Brass Players

This week’s post is another one intended for those that are current or aspiring school band directors. Training and retaining good low brass players is a challenge in all band programs. Although my observations might be a little skewed due … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Teaching Low Brass