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How are trumpets made?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Chris Baldwin | Uncategorized

Ever wondered how trumpets and mouthpieces are made? Check out this wonderfully put-together tour of the Vincent Bach Corporation and what they do to make their famous Stradivarius line of trumpets! This really is a fantastic and informative website - take the time to have a look!

Making a Bach Stradivarius trumpet

Welcome back for term 3 + Exciting concert coming up soon!

Sunday, July 12, 2015 by Chris Baldwin | Uncategorized

Hi all! Term 3 is just about to get underway - I hope you've had a nice couple of weeks off, and are ready to get back into it!

Just a quick shout out about a must-see concert coming up - the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band are playing at QPAC for one night only on Thursday August 6th. Tickets are still available to see one of the best brass bands, make that one of the best ensembles, in the world.

 Click here for tickets/more info on the 6th August Grimethorpe Colliery Concert

This innovative brass band has such an amazing history - they were the basis of the movie "Brassed Off" (in which the real band played a major role). Check out Grimethorpe in this great flugelhorn solo from the film (solo is called "Adagio" from Rodrigo's Concerto D'Aranjuez) and this electric live performance of "MacArthur Park"! See you all at QPAC on the 6th of August!

 

 

New website and student portal

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Chris Baldwin | Uncategorized

Welcome to the new website for Chris Baldwin - trumpeter and educator. The site is now online and operational, with additional functionality to come shortly. For new guests - welcome and thank you for stopping by! For my current students and parents - welcome also! The student portal is up and running and we'll soon be discussing in lessons how to make full use of this fantastic new resource. Until then, happy practising!