A big hello to all members of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain - particularly the fantastic percussion section! - who I had the pleasure of coaching on their Easter Course. As always there was a very high standard throughout the band and some very fine performances at the end of it all - congratulations to all. Congratulations also to all competing bands at this years National Youth Brass Band Finals at the RNCM. I had the pleasure of adjudicating the Training and Junior Band Sections and I thoroughly enjoyed all the performances.
I am also enjoying working with the superb percussion ensembles from the RNCM with some temporary chamber music coaching over the next few weeks - it is great to be back at the RNCM!
I am about to embark on a very exciting project - I will be presenting the live coverage of The 2010 European Brass Band Championships in Linz. The event is being streamed live on the internet in conjunction with The British Bandsman and Yamaha and further details can be found at on the British Bandsman website.
I am really looking forward to this new venture and hope you can join me!