Carnival of Venice

Reading Carnival of Brass: "The Carnival of Venice” is known for its virtuosic displays of double and triple tonguing, fast tempos and octave leaps that has been a popular choice with brass soloists since its first publication in “The Arban Method Book” in approximately 1859. The band was fortunate to have a cornet player in the auditorium capable of such feats – the band welcomed Tom Hutchinson to the stage for one final time to perform Harry James’ version of "The Canival of Venice" arranged for brass band by Mark Freeh.

Posted by Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band on Monday, 15 July 2019

A world number one for Watkins Brass

Children from Watkins Brass visited the Bulmershe School in Woodley on Sunday 14th July to meet Tom Hutchinson.  Tom is the current principal cornet player of the world number one Cory Band and is arguably the finest cornet player of his generation.  The children had the opportunity to meet Tom following a concert as guest soloist with the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band.  The band accompanied Tom on a number of classic cornet solos such as the ‘Carnival of Venice’ and ‘The Paragon’ which showcased his absolute mastery of the cornet to all the children’s amazement!