Manger Musikklag: a new dawn

A new dawn begins in Manger Musikklag, one of Norway's oldest and most successful brass bands. I'm very privileged and honoured that they've chosen to appoint me as their new principal cornet, with several other major changes in place. This opportunity brings me to Bergen, an incredibly beautiful city with a strong cultural scene. Read … Continue reading Manger Musikklag: a new dawn

How to train your 2nd cornets

As a busy summer of marching looms again, a fresh set of marches have found their way into the repertoire. This one, 'Great Big David', has a predictably Welsh theme to it, and features the tune 'David of the White Rock' in the trio section. Tidy. Nothing remarkable so far. It's a march. It's Welsh. Woop de doo. So … Continue reading How to train your 2nd cornets

The British Cornet Sound

Having been working on core sound recently with a number of students, I have been trying to reference where my idea of sound has been developed from. These examples are my ideals and inspiration for the perfect modern British cornet sound. These players have been some of my personal heroes from day one, and some of the great talents … Continue reading The British Cornet Sound