|Pico Canyon Hall at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA|
Last semester was capped with a very successful concert attended by a large, enthusiastic audience. The program included a set of European fanfares composed in 1921, band music of the Civil War, works by 20th-century American avant-garde composers, music for brass ensemble, and other compositions. Student soloists were featured on trumpet, horn, and tuba.
I expect to program more great band music (Holst's First Suite, anyone?), music for brass ensemble, and music for 'harmony' ensembles comprised often of pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns. The facility is new, the music is enjoyable, the band members are fun, and the possibilities are great! Please contact me if you have any questions. You can read my two previous blogs about the band HERE and HERE, and you can visit the College of the Canyons website HERE.
I also welcome interest expressed by local composers and player-composers. If your music is a good fit for us, we might read it and/or perform it. I especially welcome compositions by COC students and Santa Clarita residents. Please email me at ray at raymondburkhart.com for more information.
Your humble conductor (is there such a thing?),