Tag Archive: Concert Band

Nov 30

Santa’s nearly here…!

Conductor Ian Swatman on the perils of organising a Christmas gig from the safety of Easter, who’ll be Santa on the night and what’s in store… Back in the deep, dark days of March, a ‘Swing – along with Santa!’ concert seemed a long way off. ‘What a great idea’ were the words uttered from …

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Mar 11

Bond to Basie: nearly there! The conductor’s view

Conductor of the Concert and Big Bands, Ian Swatman, looks ahead to Friday… Yes, it’s nearly here!! When we set off on the musical journey for 2012/13 back in the distant days of September, Friday 15th March seemed a long way away, but now a mere four days separate us from what, I’m sure, will …

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Nov 29

Rae of sunshine

There was much excitement in the new building last night, as composer James Rae was in attendance at Concert Band to hear his piece, Platform One, in rehearsal. The piece is a commission from the University, to celebrate the opening of the new music building, and will be performed at the gala concerts next weekend. …

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Oct 27

On the beat: UKC Concert Band and Big Band blog

From jazz and funk to film music, swing standards, big band classics, Stevie Wonder and the epic film scores: the Concert Band and Big Band at the University of Kent have it all! It’s going to be a busy year for both bands, with an appearance at ‘Encore!,’ the Music Society Showcase in November, the …

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