California residents are not used to seeing the sunrise over the ocean - but here in Bar Harbor, Maine, that's a glorious sight. That was the start of a wonderful two-week vacation - the first one we've taken that long in fifteen years! We won't wait that long again.
Now that we're back, we're moving along with Gordon Mathie's book of warmups and practice routines and also Tony Kirkland's collection of trumpet excerpts from the wind band literature.
Soon the seasonal titles will be pointed out again such as Greg McLean's Christmas Carol collections for Four Trumpets, Four Horns, and Four and Five Trombones and my Six Christmas Carols for Brass Quintet.. The popular stocking stuffer that swept off the table at the ITG last spring Trumpet Lessons, will also be featured.