instruments are welcome?
group is planned as a wind band with flutes, clarinets, saxophones of
all flavors, trumpets, trombones, baritone horns, tubas and percussion
but parts will be found for accordians, banjos or most any other instruments
any one might want to join in with.
I need to be able to read music?
ability to read music always helps ensembles sound better faster, but
too much great music has been made by musicians who learn by ear to
exclude them from groups. The desire to learn to read is as important
as the actual ability to
read. It's easy . . . and within a group is the best place to learn.
music will the band play?
many years leading, arranging and composing for bands Gregg Moore has
an impressive library of pop and folk music from all over the world,
rock, jazz, latin, klezmer, funk, blues, reggae and much more. As a
leading researcher of world wind band styles Gregg Moore has compiled
an impressive collection of the music of bands in Africa, India, Bolivia,
Serbia, Brasil, Mexico, Suriname & Indonesia among others. This
all is open to exploration and suggestions from the players as to repertoire
this workshop for me?
you've ever played in High school or College concert, Jazz or marching
bands or if you've always wanted to learn a wind instrument in a low
pressure ambience where the emphasis was on the fun in playing music
together OR if you already play and are looking for a different playing
situation to work on reading or improvisational skills (yes, there will
be a LOT of space for improvising and in many different styles), this
is a workshop for you. Bring an instrument in good working order, a
stand and an eagerness to play together with other people and printed
parts will be provided for all skill levals.
does the band sound like?
Funny you should ask . . . pretty good actually . . . . here's some
recordings from a recent performance . . . .
Depression, Milonga de la Ramona,
There's No Business Like Show Business,
a couple more links to various bands:
Here's Peace Artistes from Bradford, England playing SofiaTown
And here's TaTaRa from Hamburg, Germany playing our own folk music,
examples and much more information about Alternative Bands and World
Bands can be found
in the Relevant Music site - here - Alternative
Bands and here - World Bands
plays the old Screamin' Jay Hawkins warhorse I
Put A Spell on You