Flugel Horn – Damon Emes

Most memorable playing moment …
So many to choose from, but the last really special one was playing trumpet in church for my Dad’s memorial service in front of a congregation of many professional musicians.

Proudest banding moment …
Marching through Saddleworth villages on Whit Friday evening playing to cheering crowds en route to the contest arena.

Previous bands …
Having discovered brass banding a bit late, most of my previous “bands” are classical orchestras and choirs. My first proper “job” was as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and I have been involved in traditional and contemporary church music ever since. In addition to “Saints” I also play with the British Association of Christian Bands which draws mainly from S.A. musicians and repertoire.

Favourite piece …
a) For blowing – Wick 2FL
b) For listening – Chopin’s piano nocturne in C# minor No 20
c) For performing – “Orange Juice”, Rodrigo arr. Bolton
d) For contesting – Resurgam, Eric Ball
e) For Marching – Arnhem, Kelly

Musical ambition …
Never let the notes get in the way of the music (my excuse for leaving a few out occasionally!).


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