AUSTRALIAN MUSIC RESOURCES
1. Garry Clark Article for Primary School Concert Band MDs
A useful article by GARRY CLARK, one of Sydney’s most highly regarded music educators and a member of the ASBOF Advisory Panel, listing a number of Australian composers/publishers and works which would be suitable for inclusion in your program.
2. The Band Down Under, Michael Burch-Pesses (Director of Bands, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA).
Info on works from grade 1 to Grade 6, and an appendix listing all 107 works by grade so you can find those that will be ideally suited for your band. Now available on Amazon as an ebook and in hard copy, this one-of-a-kind resource provides information on more than 100 high quality and varied band works by 38 Australian composers. Each entry includes a biography on the composer and a program note with the difficulty level, duration, and availability of each composition. A brief overview of Australian history helps you place the historical works in context, and an appendix by theme helps you find works inspired by history, geography, and art.
WHAT ARE ADJUDICATOR’S LOOKING FOR?
Paul Vickers, well know Sydney Music Educator and regular Concert Band adjudicator with the ASBOF, gives us some insights into what adjudicators might be looking for when assessing a band’s performance.
Please note: these are all Paul’s personal opinions and do not be necessarily reflect official ASBOF policies or practices.