facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Super Mario Hutchinson enjoys Japanese sites and sounds...

Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson has been enjoying a 'Super' trip to Japan to work with players on the annual Hamamatsu Brass Band Camp.

Tom Hutchinson
  Race ready! Tom Hutchinson becomes Super Mario for a ride around the streets of Tokyo

Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson and MD Phil Harper are currently in Japan where they are working with over 80 players on the annual Hamamatsu Brass Band Camp.

Phil is a regular visitor, but this is the first time that Tom has made the trip to appear as a guest soloist.

Important

The five day course is regarded as one of the most important opportunities for players from all parts of the country to be able to work with some of the banding's world elite performers.

However, despite the hard work there are the occasional moments to relax, as Tom told 4BR. "I've been fortunate to come to Japan before, and it's a fantastic country. This is the first time on the course and the welcome and the response I received has been amazing.

The enthusiasm and commitment to the music making is something else and has lived up to everything Phil told me."

Go kart

As well as leading workshops and doing a little bit of conducting, Tom will give a recital as well as being the featured guest soloist in the final end of course concert — although he has already made sure that he has enjoyed a bit of typical Japanese fun too — dressed as Super Mario for a spin around central Tokyo in a go-kart!

The enthusiasm and commitment to the music making is something else and has lived up to everything Phil told meTom Hutchinson

Incredible experience

"Former Cory tuba player Kaz Kouno and his partner Aya Imai have been showing me around," he added: "From visiting traditional public baths to ancient temples, taking a ride on the Bullet Train and even becoming Super Mario for a go-kart trip though the streets of Tokyo.

It's already been an incredible experience — and I'm sure there is more to come before I return home."



WALLACE

4BR Shop: Go straight, cupped or practice...

June 23 • If its a straight, cup or practice mute at a great price you are looking for today, then go 4BR shopping...


Foden's

Plenty of prizes to play for at Foden's annual Solo, Duet & Quartet contest day

June 23 • There really is something to play for at Foden's annual contest — from the youngest to the oldest and all stops in between — including a great new family duet category...


Cd

Wales seeks community approach to composer pathways

June 23 • A new four pronged initiative to help Welsh composers has been launched to create a community of shared learning and collaboration experience.


ptrumpet

4BR Shop: Flash the plastic!

June 22 • There is a great deal on the iconic plastic pTrumpet through the 4BR Shop at the moment thanks to Band Supplies.


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Crewe Brass

June 22 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.


Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)