Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

Ian Bousfield is one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time.  From a very early age, he played in English style brass bands to the highest level, something that instilled an incredibly highly developed sense of ensemble playing which was to...
Featured Musician: Mirza Alkhairid

Featured Musician: Mirza Alkhairid

Singapore-born bass trombonist Mirza Alkhairid currently studies at the Juilliard School, where he is in the midst of completing his undergraduate studies with John Rojak, bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet. Mirza has performed with many top-notch ensembles...
Interview with Samuel Armstrong

Interview with Samuel Armstrong

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Samuel Armstrong (Sam) began his studies at age 12 with Byron Peebles and James Miller of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2008, he continued his education as a student of Joseph Alessi at The Juilliard School, receiving the Jerome L....
Featured Musician: Solomon Ho

Featured Musician: Solomon Ho

Solomon Ho started learning the trombone at the age of 13, from Bedok South Secondary School Symphonic Band under the baton of Music Freelancers Tay Kai Tze and Nigel Leong. Solomon was also under the tutelage of Singapore Symphony Orchestra Section Trombone, Sam...
Trombone Life with Peter Steiner

Trombone Life with Peter Steiner

Italian trombonist Peter Steiner’s playing has been described as “beautifully controlled with a vocal sound” and he is recognized around the world as “a new trombone star within his generation” who “plays with total control”. In 2019 he was honoured as a Prize Winner...
The Instrument Selection Process

The Instrument Selection Process

Every band member will have to go through the process of being sorted into different sections at the very beginning of their ensemble music-making journey. Most students will have an instrument in mind before they even know name of the instrument or the sounds they...
Practice Smart! – Jörgen van Rijen

Practice Smart! – Jörgen van Rijen

The Band Post speaks to Jörgen van Rijen, Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, on his thoughts about the festival, the music he plays and his practicing habits. This interview is part of the coverage for the Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016...
Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016

Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016

Jointly organized and presented by Music Elements, The Band World and Music Gear Singapore, the Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016 is a 3 day ticketed event. As the biggest gathering for low brass musicians in the region, the festival runs from 16 – 18...
Courtois Legend Trombone: Free Blowing Sound

Courtois Legend Trombone: Free Blowing Sound

This review is written by Sebastian Koh Sebastian Koh’s first musical instrument was the Euphonium, which he first played as a student in St. Patrick’s School under the military band’s Music Director, David Glosz. He was later introduced to the...