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Symphonic Wind Band Weekends – 2024


April 5th – Culford School

A break from rehearsals on a beautiful Spring morning at Culford

Nearly 70 musicians from across the UK came together to play some exciting new music, at our Easter holiday weekend at Culford School. After the amazing performance of Jose Alberto Pina’s ‘ Ghost Ship ‘ in November, we decided to tackle another of his works ‘The Island of Light ‘. This piece again featured electronic sounds accompanying the band and the three movements, all very different in style, introduced some unusual instructions to the band, including the flicking of reeds! Some of the other pieces tackled during the weekend were ‘ Virginia ‘ by Jacob De Haan, ‘ The Winds of Change ‘ by Randall Standridge (in which the band had a chance to exercise their vocal chords with some singing, ‘ The Complete Harry Potter ‘ arranged by Jerry Brubaker and ‘ Malaguena ‘ by Sammy Nestico.



Many musicians participated in small ensemble rehearsals on Saturday evening, some choosing to perform to fellow musicians while socialising in the bar.



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