Music Is Alive And Well In The Villages

A good friend of ours shared some information about the musical activities in a well-known area known as The Villages, “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown”. The Villages is located in central Florida mid-way between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. It’s an hour north of Orlando near Interstate 75 and the Florida Turnpike, close to Florida’s famous tourist attractions and Orlando’s International Airport. This popular city is far from what most would consider a retirement village as you will see from just the musical activities available there. Our new friend Corky has supplied us with a few of their instrumental activities and I…

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Speaking Of Christmas!

Our sister site (trumpetensemblemusic.com) has added many new Christmas trumpet arrangements. You still have time to work them up before your big Christmas concert. We have improved our site to make it easier and quicker to download your PDF music files (about two minutes). Here are just a few of this year’s additions- Gesu Bamnino- Brass Quartet (Trumpet 1-2, Trombone 1-2) God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen- Trumpet Trio Free Trumpet Sheet Music- Caroling, Caroling / Brass Quartet (Tpts.1-2, Tbns. 1-2) O Holy Night- Brass Quartet (Trumpets 1, 2 Trombones 1, 2) w/ Organ We Three Kings Part #2- Brass Quintet…

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“Trumpets In Concert” – Have A Very Mellow Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and to put you all in a very mellow mood, I wanted to share with you a very musical trumpet ensemble called “Trumpets In Concert” Gernot Kahofer, Manuel Lichtenwöhrer, Leonhard Leeb – Trumpets Bernhard Macheiner – Keyboards, Organ Thomas Mair – Percussion Read more about this musical ensemble on their Web site at….. Trumpets In Concert This arrangement of “Blue Christmas” is available at our sister site trumpetensemblemusic.com

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The Trumpet Players Ultimate Problem Solving Check List

Disclaimer: There ain’t no such thing, but this is as close to one as you will find. This is a product born by need and a very sleepless night. It is my intent to list the most common problems facing trumpet players today and I will offer a few suggestions as to how these problems may be solved or at least improved. For one person to profess to have the knowledge to solve every problem a trumpet player may face would be an example of simple stupidity. Even though I have run into many problems myself as well as observed…

Playing a Musical Is Like Going Every Day To The Office

Most playing jobs for musicians seem different than regular day jobs non musicians enjoy. Regular jobs require some sort of ridged schedule at the same location. The dress code usually is standardized and the pay checks come at a predetermined time and usually in the same amount. Commercial musicians on the other hand work under different conditions. Commercial musicians might be playing in different locations, receiving differing amounts of payment and dress as the leader suggests. Material covered on a playing job will vary according to the interests of the audience and the hours will be determined by either the…