Tag: brass

15/1/2018 Brass

15/1/2018 Brass

15/1/2018 Brass by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA Mondays are my first brass band rehearsal evening of the week. I love my band. It’s certainly not fashionable or especially popular, but there’s just something..

281/365 Horn

281/365 Horn by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I’ve been playing at Newark Wedding Fair at the exhibition centre. Carlton Brass are angling for more bookings so we have formed a quintet too. I’ve..

113/365 Alan

“113/365 Alan” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My mate Al is a rather decent trombone player (though don’t tell him I said that). He plays with our brass band, but probably more famously..

110/365 Blow here

“110/365 Blow here” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I have played a brass instrument for as long as I can remember. I started when I was six and I’m still going at it,..

30/365 Brass

30/365 Brass

A large part of my life revolves around brass bands. I bought this beautiful instrument (a Besson Sovereign cornet) with some inheritance money back in 2000, and it has served me well. I employ it..

28/365 Mouthpiece

28/365 Mouthpiece

This is one of those ‘late in the day’ shots where I neglected to find anything interesting to take during daylight hours. It is a really old mouthpiece I found in the bandroom when I..

Valves

Valves

6th January 2015 My brass banding is an important part of my life. It keeps my fingers busy (among other things)

Bell end

Bell end

Bell end, originally uploaded by rutty. 61/365 Wednesday saw us have an extra rehearsal for the area contest. Bedworth is less than two weeks away, and while the band is playing well there are still..

Time for a blow

Time for a blow

Time for a blow, originally uploaded by rutty. 1/365 A new year is here and I haven’t made any resolutions. Well, not quite. I do intend to practice my cornet more often. I play in..

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

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Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th

NABBC National Convention – A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln. Our band..

Whit Friday Marches 2008

I spent the best part of last Friday in the lovely Lancashire area of Tameside, where our band were taking part in the traditional Whit Friday Marches contest. For the uninitiated this happens every year..