This past year was a productive one for the HBS. The 2010 HBS Journal is now out and I hope you enjoy the many fine articles in it. Once again the HBS presented our annual Early Brass Festival in Northfield, MN in collaboration with Paul Niemisto and the Vintage Band Festival. It was a fabulous success with many interesting lectures, fun playing sessions and performances by over 20 period instrument ensembles. Special thanks to Paul for his support.
The two most recent recipients of the HBS Christopher Monk Award has recently been announced. Jean-François Madeuf (2009) and Dan Morgenstern (2010) were given the Award and we offer them kudos and our sincere thanks for their work.
Many will remember the Symposium that the HBS presented in Amherst in 1995. It was the largest gathering of early brass performers, scholars, collectors, and currators ever assembled. Practically every major early brass musician was in attendance. The HBS will replicate that event in scale and scope with the planned 2nd International Historic
Brass Symposium: Repertoire, Performances and Culture, which will take place at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in New York City on Thursday July 12 –Sunday July 15, 2012. Once again, we anticipate the participation of all major early brass musicians. At this early stage, tentative participants include Bruce Dickey, Jean Tubery, Jeremy West, Jean-Pierre Canihac, Michael Collver, Jean-François Madeuf, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Edward Tarr, Friedemann Immer, Gabriele Cassone, Bob Civiletti, Ralph Dudgeon, Anneke Scott, Jeff Snedeker, Richard Seraphinoff, Daniel Lassalle, Sylvain Delvaux , Fabrice Millischer, Wim Becu, Adam Woolf, Benny Sluchin, Michel Godard, Volny Hostiou, Cliff Bevan, Kathryn Cok, Wouter Verschuren, Trevor Herbert, Keith Polk, Renato Meucci, Stew Carter, Howard Weiner, Arnold Myers, Herbert Heyde, and many more.
Due to various factors, the 2011 HBS Early Brass Festival scheduled to be held in Bloomington, IN has been cancelled. It was felt that the HBS resources would best be put toward organizing the above mentioned symposium in NYC in July 2012. The Barclay/Seraphinoff Natural Trumpet Making Workshop (Monday, August 1 – Friday August 5) will still take place.
If you have news of your musical activities, do send us a report for the newly revised and updated HBS website www.historicbrass.org . Our webmaster Steve Lundahl and web editor Bryan Proksch have been working hard at maintaining the site, posting news items, articles, and music, recording, and book reviews.
Thanks for your continued support,
President, Historic Brass Society