Denson Paul Pollard, bass trombonist of the New York Met Opera. Incredible player, and someone who is becoming a YouTube hit, within the brass community. He posts informative videos which are really quite inspiring. Denson has over 20 videos on YouTube, from bass trumpet to euphonium – solo repertoire to orchestral excerpts. Definitely worth a watch and listen, some incredible playing is to be seen!
A little mention here for Clodagh Kennedy who I know follows this blog and I really think would be something interesting for her!
Once again another defiantly shameless plug! This time for some orchestral playing.
Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (YMSO) did a concert last June which, in the second half, featured a selection of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Now, as brass player… especially a LOW BRASS player this is almost as exciting as it gets! You are allowed to unleash yourself and absolutely go for it. Below is a link to a recording which is from this concert, with myself playing the Bass Trombone. Overall the concert was a great success, and it’s always lovely to play with YMSO as it’s made up of people from all the different music colleges. The trombone/ tuba section had RAM, RCM and Trinity Laban players.
March of the Montagues and Capulets
Thank you for reading, and listening! Hope you enjoy Romeo and Juliet.
Royal Greenwich Brass Band presents:
“Christmas with the Band!”
A favourite selection of carols and christmas tunes are performed
by Royal Greenwich Brass Band on Friday 5th December, 13.00 start.
There will be a retiring collection for Regents Hall.
This is a press release created by Phil Entwistle for the upcoming concert on Friday.
A biography is one of the most important things that is available in a person’s, especially performers, arsenal. It is often how you would first hear about them, and how you find out who they have worked for in the past. It is a musician’s CV.
This biography could be anywhere… Twitter for example…
Bass Trombone at Trinity College of Music. Pretend to play Euphonium and Tuba too. A very excitable Irish rugby supporter. Beer lover. Musician and Barman.
That is my ‘personal’ Twitter ‘biography’. Now just for a start there are multiple things which are wrong!
- I attend Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, not Trinity.
- ‘Pretend to play’ – doesn’t exactly give out the right impressions
- Do you/they want to know I like beer? Probably not.
Here is how it should be:
Phil Entwistle, 22 year old Freelance Bass Trombonist. Studying at @Trinity Laban. Euphonium and Eb/BBb Tuba. Brass teacher and workshop leader.
A much, much better snippet into the professional life of me!
Please come along and join GMT Brass Ensemble this Saturday for a wide mixture of music. From John Rutter’s ‘Gloria’ to Saint-Saen’s ‘Organ Symphony’, there will be something for everyone!
Before you start you Christmas shopping, here’s a date for the diary! Brass Band plays at St Alf”s on Thursday 11th December – a great gig we do each year, which is always really well attended. Often local school’s bring along a couple of classes to come watch us perform a selection of Christmas themed pieces and some carols for everyone to sing along and enjoy!
It’s a while off yet but we had out first rehearsal on friday and beginning to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
ROYAL GREENWICH BRASS BAND
St Alfege Concert Series
THU 11 DEC 13.05h
A popular annual event at St Alfege with a selection of seasonal brass music, conducted by Stephen Maw.
St Alfege Church