James Brice Interview: Conducting North West Wind Ensemble & Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra and the Future of Concert Banding in Australia
Following the 2019 Australian National Band Championships, I was fortunate enough to speak with James Brice, musical director of Open A Grade National Champions North West Wind Ensemble and Junior A Grade National Runners Up Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra. We discussed James' approach to conducting wind ensembles, the high grade Australian wind ensemble scene and the future of community banding.
Fletcher Mitchell Interview: Navy Band, Contest Solo Test Pieces and International Euphonium Performances
On November 14th 2016, I was fortunate enough to interview Fletcher Mitchell, world renowned Euphonium soloist and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band. We discussed being in the Navy Band, his international performances, solo repertoire at Contests and finding the right instrument for each individual.
Jared loves to share his passion for music and artists through music reviews and commentaries. These include a selection of reviews written for community radio stations 3MBS and Radio Monash.