Monday, December 29, 2008

Fresh brass music released!

Check our new songs! Recorded just a month ago!

1. Sanja Samba (Boban Marković)
2. Disco Jumbus (Boban Marković)
3. Round one (Nat Mcintosh)
4. Brooklyn (Nat Mcintosh)
5. Get out da way (Youngblood Brass Band)

I was recording with my YBB-841.

Here are also some photos from the studio! Hope you'll enjoy our music!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recording with KCBB!

In next few days, we will finish making few hits. Kar Ces Brass Band will present you these arrangements:

Brooklyn - YBBB
Get Out The Da Way - YBBB
Round one - YBBB
Disko Jumbus - Boban Marković
Sanja Samba - Boban Marković

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuba books/solos for music schools!


1. Tyrrell - 40 Advanced Etudes for B-flat Bass - (Boosey & Hawkes) -

2. Arbans, edited by Wes Jacobs
3. Concone, edited by Wes Jacobs
4. Grigoriev - etudes volume 1 and 2
5. Bordogni - Vocalises for tuba

2-5 avalible at

6. Snedecor - Low Etudes for tuba -
+60 etudes from Kopprasch

Pieces with piano:

7. Sparke - Tuba concerto (Anglo music)
8. Gregson - Tuba concerto (Novello & Co Ltd)
9. Ralph V. Williams - Concerto In F Minor For Bass Tuba And Orchestra (Oxford University Press)

10. James Barnes - Concerto For Tuba (Southern Music Company)

11. Bruce Broughton - Concerto for Tuba and Winds (Edwin F. Kalmus)

12. Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Bass Tuba (1955) (Schott)
13. Halsey Stevens - Sonatina (Peermusic Classical)
14. Broughton - Sonata (Masters Music Publications)
15. McFarland - Sketches (Tritone Press & Tenuto Publications)

16. Haddad - Suite for Tuba (Shawnee Press)
17. Vincent Persichetti - Serenade No. 12 (Theodore Presser Company)

18. Hartley - Suite for Unaccompanied tuba (Theodore Presser Company)

19. Koetsier - Sonatina (Editions Marc Reift)
20. DeFaye - Suite Marine (Alphonse Leduc)
21. Bach - Air and Bourree (Carl Fischer)
22. Stevens - Journey (Robert king music)
23. Ewazen - Concerto (Southern Music Company)
24. Jager - Concerto for bass tuba (Marks)
25. William Presser - Concerto for Tuba and Strings (Tritone Press&Tenuto Publications)
26. Samuel Jones - Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (Carl Fischer)
27. Eugene Anderson - Tuba Concerto No. 1 in B Minor (Cimarron Music Press)

Monday, October 27, 2008


Some people are still OK! Can't u hear??

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Concert for Rotary Club Idrija

Tonight I'm playing with Wind band Idrija for Rotary Club Idrija. Concert will happen in Idrija at 19:00 at new gymnasium at Gimnazija J. Vege.


-Aleš Hadalin

-Andreja Štucin

-Miro Božič

-Marko Hatlak

Leader of programme: Helena Pregelj Tušar

Facebook Event

Friday, October 24, 2008

UPOL-ova svirel 2009 - Competition

The University Symphonic Winds Ljubljana (UPOL) invites you to participate at the International Wind, Brass and Percussion Soloist Competititon UPOL-ova svirel at the Štanjel castle, 14th, 15th, and 16th February 2009.

Why participate at the UPOL-ova svirel competition?-Because it promotes solo performers as well as orchestral performance.
-Because you will be examined by an international jury composed by renowned international musicians.
-Because the winner of the competition receives an art sculpture - "UPOL-ova zlata svirel" and sponsor Award, but also other attracting prizes will be awarded.

Some passages from the competition regulation:
Sections: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium (baritone), tuba, percussions (drum-set, xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone).
All the other versions of the primary instruments (for example piccolo, Es clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tuba in Es, B, F etc.) are also allowed.
All competitors will present a programme of their own choice but it has to contain an orchestra part (or more parts) from the repertoire of wind and symphonic orchestras.

The registration fee is 60 EUR.
The registration to the competition includes also a free participation at a one-day seminar (16th February 2009) that will be held by internationally renowned musicians:

Aleš Kacjan – flute (Slovenia),
Antonello Mazzucco – trombone, low brass (Italy),
Nebojša Jovan Živković – percussions (Germany).

The attendance at the percussion seminar is limited only to competitors.

The application fee for the flute and low brass seminar for non-competitors is 30 EUR.

The attendance of teachers at the seminar will probably bring points for advancement.

To register and to find more information please contact the following addresses Competition svirél and

More at

Wind Orchestra of Latin America

Orquesta Latinoamericana de Vientos, OLV 2009
May 30 - Jun, 2009
Manizalez, Colombia

The Wind Orchestra of Latin America (OLV) is a prestigious symphonic band of 60 instrumentalists of the highest musical level along with two young directors selected from all Latin American. The Wind orchestra will be an annual event with the first appearance of honor during the 15th Yamaha International Seminar of Bands June 3 – 5, 2009 in Manizalez, Colombia with the support of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE). The OLV will be convened between May 30 and June 6, 2009 for rehearsals and musical development.

The call for the instrumentalists is directed to musicians between 17 and 24 years of age and for conductors and directors between 20 and 30 years as of June 3, 2009. The OLV is open for all musicians from all countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

In order to audition, each applicant must send a recording (mp3, WAV or video preferably on YouTube) that contains the required compositions which demonstrates his/her technical and interpretive level.

Every applicant must send by e-mail to the recordings and/or the link of the YouTube video of the required repertoire. Alternatively, applicants may send a DVD to the following address: Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A., Post office address (mailing address) 0823-05863, City of Panama, Republic of Panama.

The results of the auditions will be published on February 1, 2009 on and in the online group OLV - 2009 in Facebook.

The Artistic Director: Glenn Price: President, World association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)

The registration for successful applicants is 100 US Dollars. This
amount covers local transportation, hotel (rooms of multiple
accommodation), and all meals from dinner on May 30, 2009 until
breakfast on June 6, 2009. Each person accepted will be responsible for
transportation to and from Manizales from his/her location or origin.

Benefits for OLV Members:
·Musical development and performances at the artistic highest level working with internationally distinguished conductors and soloists.
·Certificate of participation.
·Recognition in the Concert printed program and in other publicity provided by Yamaha Latin America and WASBE.
·Players of woodwind instruments will receive an endowment of González cane reeds for the event.
·An attractive shirt, T-shirt and cap all with the logo of OLV - 2009.
·A discount of 10 – 15 % to purchase Yamaha musical instruments, mouthpieces, accessories, cleaning kits and lubricants in Authorized local distributors.

December 31 - Deadline for applications with required recordings, videos and prescribed documents, preferably sent via electronic mail.
February 1 - Publication of the results in and in
March 17 - Deadline of payment of all required fees. The applicants that have not met this requirement will lose the right to participate and his place there will join the instrumentalists who are a waiting list. In no case there will be refund of registration fees. The repertoire that will be interpreted will be sent at a later date via email.
For not Colombian admitted assistants they will have to send his electronic ticket expressed until May 1 otherwise they will lose right to participate. There will not be in any case return of money and reservations of flights will not be accepted.

Decision by the jury is final and not open to appeal.

Musical materials required for audition:
The obligatory repertoire for every instrument must contain two contrasting works such as:

One Latin American work composed, arranged, and/or adapted for the musical instrument, from two to five minutes duration, with or without accompaniment. An original selection (from two minutes to five minutes duration).

Three scales: The major scale with more than four sharps, a harmonic minor with more than 4 flats, and a chromatic scale. The major and minor scales must be played in two octaves, in rhythm of eighth notes and at a speed of quarter note = 100 beats per minute. The chromatic scale must be for two octaves beginning from the note that the applicant chooses, in rhythm of triplets and at a speed of quarter note = 76. In three scales it is necessary to ascend staccato and to descend legato.

Instruments of the OLV - 2009
Flute and piccolo
Clarinets (Eb, Bb, Alto, Bass)
Oboe and English horn
Saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone)
French Horn
Double bass

Those applying for the two director/conductor positions must submit:
A proposal of the applicant of four contrasting works to be conducted if they are selected. A video of not less than 10 minutes and not more than 14 minutes of duration of the applicant conducting segments – in the case that the works exceed the time the video – of two of these works.

Major reports:

Event summoned and realized for: Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A.,
Musical Yamaha of Venezuela and Argentina
Incolmotos – Yamaha, S.A of Colombia
El Programa de Bandas Estudiantiles de Música del Departamento de
Caldas, Colombia

Institutions and persons who support OLV – 2009:
Maestros: Glenn Price (Canadá), Luis Julio Toro and Miguel Rugtiliano (Venezuela), Jorge Cerda y Carlos Uribe (Chile), Nixon Bustos and Victoriano Valencia (Colombia), Marcelo Jardim (Brasil).

Institutions and musical groups:
Proyecto Sopro Novo - Yamaha Musical Do Brasil
University of Calgary, Canada
University of Wisconsin – Superior, United States of America.
Corporacion Concurso Nacional de Bandas Musicales de Colombia,
CORBANDAS - Colombia
Cuarteto de Clarinetes de Caracas.- Venezuela
Son Sax de Costa Rica
Festival de Saxofones de Buenos Aires
Cuarteto Phoenix de Fagotes de Costa Rica
Universidad de Costa Rica
Banda Sinfónica de Filosofía de Buenos Aires Argentina

Musical industry:
Ludwig Master Publications – United States
Score Musical - Colombia
Commerce specializing in music:
González Reeds– Argentina.
Magno – Guatemala
Bansbach, Musical Instruments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Productos Superiores – Supro, Panamá.
Almacenes Juan Eljuri - Ecuador
Music Market - Perú
Micheo Music – Puerto Rico
Fernando Giraldez – República Dominicana.
South American Wind instruments technitians Network - Yamaha

Major reports:

Juan Guillermo Ramirez Y.
Gerente de Ventas y Mercadeo
Yamaha Music Latin America, S.A

Monday, September 22, 2008

Brooklyn and Get Out Da Way

We (Kar Ces Brass Band) played in Postojna at festival Zmaj ma mlade on 27/08/08. Here we play two great hits, originally from Youngblood Brass Band. A little off tuned because of weird weather conditions, otherwise not bad concert...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer 2008 overview!

Here are some photos of great people I worked this summer (PL, UK, SLO)! I am still waiting for photos from SFK Symphony Orchestra!!

Me and Zoltan Kiss from Mnozil Brass!

Me and Paul Krzywicki from Philadelphia Symphony!

Jason Koi (currently he is in final audition for Singapore Symphony) with a student!

Tim Reynish! Conductor!! Forte is a light dynamic!

Kenneth Hanlon, president of Trombone international assosiation!

Mark Heron, amazing conductor and tuba player!

Phillip Scott, one amazing conductor and great man!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Canford Summer School of Music photos

Here are few photos from my friend Richard Horn, uploaded at Facebook.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Being at Canford Summer School of Music (Sherborne)

I am still at the great summer school in England, UK. My conductors at Symphonic Wind Orchestra are Phillip Scott, Timothy Reynish and Mark Heron. We are playing a lot of new great repertoire! More when I come back home.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Żywieckie suwakowanie

Photos from low brass camp in Poland! It was great experience! Photos by Mateusz Lupinski.

Mateusz and me!

Huge low brass ensemble!

Tuba ensemble!

Playing in church!

Mateusz with great guys/organizators Maciej Pietraszko and Anna Klimala-Pietraszko!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Being in Zywiec, Poland

I am in Zywiec where was quite a huge low brass festival. I had masterclasses with famous musicians like Jason Koi, Paul Krzywicki, Kenneth Hanlon,... More next time!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Marezijazz 2008

Everyone invited to "Marezijazz" big band festival to Marezige (near Koper)!

Festival repertoire, 4.7.08:

20.00 - 20.45: nastop skupine Kar češ Brass Band
21.00 - 21.45: nastop Big Banda Hrošči
22.00 - 22.45: nastop Big Banda DOM
23.00 - 23.45: Big Banda Cerknica - BBC
24.00 - 01.00: nastop skupine Dej še'n litro
01.00 - 02.00: nastop skupine Amarcord

Entrance free!

Our repertoire (in different order):
You Move Ya Lose (Rebirth BB)
Shake them tities & Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Rebirth BB)
Round One (YBBB)
Brooklyn (YBBB)
Get out of da way (YBBB)
Yimutha (YBBB)
Shake your body down to the ground (Rebirth BB)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Concert with quintet

I just found a photo from a concert in Slovenian philharmonic building. We played with our quintet of SGBS, Carmen Fantasy (G. Bizet). Sound was recorded too, but I don't know if it is published "already".

GREGOR TURK, trumpet, MATIC BOVHAN, trumpet, MIHA KOZJEK, horn, ERIK PAVUSA, trombone, ROK SINKOVEC, tuba

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please support Royal Swedish Navy Band!

The Royal Swedish Navy Band is in danger of being discontinued because of financial cutbacks in the Swedish Armed Forces. This outstanding ensemble, formed in 1685, is the last professional military band in Sweden. The band would like to ask for help from WASBE members. You can go to their web site where you will find a simple form with which you can add your name to their support list.


By now, I am the only one from Slovenia, who signed into support list. I hope for better support from us now (and others of course too). I had signed in about 3 weeks ago. For those who think that it does not exist anymore, I must correct them, that they still exist (they are just in danger!). They were officialy formed in 1685, just 20 years after our Wind band Idrija (1665). So, they are almost the oldest wind band in Europe.

Check out the "JAG theme" preformed by them:

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Plenty of tuba seminars in Slovenia

1. Daniel Perantoni (Trbovlje - cca. 230€ for 3 days)
2. Martin Rex (Koper - cca. 170€ for 4 days)
3. József Bazsinka (Hmm.. I can't find info for him)

If I will be able I will participate at Martin Rex seminar. If you are interested in any of these 3 events, contact me for further info.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Tim Reynish video

(One of) My favourite specialist for wind bands! He will be one of three conductors at Canford Summer School of Music, which I am going to attend.

More at his web-site

Sunday, March 30, 2008

UPOL (student) concert photos!

Photos by Iztok Zupan

More photos here!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Queen Symphony recordings (UPOL)

Last year we played a Queen Symphony, writen by Tolga Kashif. Finally, the recordings are published. Please check them!

Yesterday we had also a nice concert with UPOL. Many students came to listen us. I hope we will get few new members.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

UPOL (student) concert

Tommorow (at 19:30) we will have a concert with UPOL for students in Ljubljana (FDV hall).
I special like the arrangment of Nessun dorma (by Ellerby) and first symphony ever written (Military Symphony).


Military Symphony in F: Francois Joseph Gossec
Waltz: Aram Khachaturian
Nessun dorma: G. Puccini: arr. Martin Ellerby
Queen simfonija: T. Kashif (1st mvt.)
Stars and Stripes Forever: John P. Sousa arr. R. William
Strike up the Band: George Gershwin arr. Peter Kleine Schaars
Slovenec sem: Gustav Ipavec; arr. T. Tomšič
Stani: O. Naber, S. Zvezdić; arr. M. Simić
Rap 4 You: Nejc Bečan

Monday, March 10, 2008

Summer plans...

This summer I'm probably going to visit two "courses". One will be in UK and the other one in Poland.

Playing in Symphonic Wind Orchestra with many young talents from all over the Europe/world. Very famous conductors like Tim Reynish, Philip Scott and Mark Heron. I received funds from Hidria to cover the expenses for it!! This is the repertoire:

Sallinen - Palace Rhapsody
Roxburgh - Elegy for Ur
Sparke - Dance Movements
Binney - Master Humphrey's Clock (Complete)
Wilby - Laudibus in Sanctis
Bailey - Chasses Musicales
Roxburgh - Aeolian Carillons
Schuller - Nature's Way
Kanchelli - Magnum Ignotum

Żywieckie Suwakowanie
More like masterclass for trombones and tubas. Also playing in huge low brass group. There will be big names like Zoltan Kiss from Mnozil Brass, Paul Krzywicki from Philadelphia Orchestra and many others. I found out for it through my friend from Poland Mateusz Lupinski! He will be there too and maybe even Humberto P. from Spain!!!

New profile photo!

I've added the new photo of me today. I think it is better than previous. The photographer was Robert Zabukovec. His camera is really, really nice... Photo below is commpresed by blogspot, but it is still in very good quality (click). :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Kidd Jordan's second line LIVE

About week and a half ago we (KCBB) played at Metelkova - Club Chanell Zero (ch0). I really enjoy playing at clubs with our band. Everything was very good, except there was too little of tuba in the speakers and monitors. I tried to tell that to the "tone master", but nothing helped. I agree, in most cases tuba is just a background instrument, but not at music like for ex. Youngblood Brass Band. I know we would need our own "t. master", but anyway, it happens to many times that t.m. is much smarter than performers. In next video my playing is mostly only background, but imagine the same volume for hit "Brooklyn". Crap.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

First birthday of my Tuba blog!

Today is exactly one year since my first post. I will spend this post for some of the statistics, achievements and for plans for future!

Why did I start?
Just for fun and joke, but then many people asked me to continue writing this diary...

Basic statistics:

-58 posts
-2000+ visitors

One of the biggest achievements of my blog is certainly the appearance at the home page of one and the only one Timothy Reynish!

-Wey Rok!!
Congratulations for your tuba blog!! It´s amazing to know people who writes very interesting things about what they do.
Thank you very much for your work!!!
Very good.

by Humberto Pailos

-I like very much, too, your tuba blog.
Please keep reminding me of the tuba blog, for there is always something
very interesting on it.

by John Alden Stanley

-Sem pa danes slučajno brskala po internetu in našla tudi tvoj blog! Super je in...

by Helena Tusar

-I was led to remember our negotiations when browsing through a website of Rok Sinkovec, a tuba player who was a member of the International Youth Wind Orchestra in Killarney. His site is full of information on the Slovenian scene, and a reminder of what WASBE achieves in bringing us all together.

by Tim Reynish

-Well, well. Just checked your blog - why didn't you tell me about it earlier? =) Very good. I'll be keeping an eye on it.

by Sonja Bencina

-Oh by the way, I checked out your blog. The videos are amazing! You did a very great job on the Curnow and the band sounds very good too! Inspires me to keep practising my tuba...

by Aaron Yong

My intention is to inform the world about the Slovenian music/band scene and to meet even more young (brass) players from all over the world! Help me with that! :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Concertino for tuba and band

This was my preformance of James Curnow's Tuba Concertino in December 07 with Wind band Idrija. The recording unfortunatelly isn't very good (weird resonance sound, poor low brass sound, sound is delaying comparing to picture). There was about 1000 people at the concert. Thanks to Alen Bogataj for publishing!

Friday, February 8, 2008

KCBB - Round one (Originally from Youngblood Brass Band)

Our band a few months ago in MIKK Murska sobota, Slovenia.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kar Ces Brass Band new video - Ederlezi

Last year we played with vocal group Lira. It is finally now at youtube. This song is more known as Đurđevdan. Here I play an old helicon tuba. We will play on 2/2/2008 (Slovenian halloween) through the pubs of Cerkno.

Pust - Slovenian Halloween's day

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Videos from Ljubljana University Symphonic Winds concert!

Check these videos of our UPOL orchestra. We played this concert a few weeks ago. You can find even more clips at (search UPOL)! Expect tuba solo video soon too!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Private party - "noname" Big Band

1.1.2008 I went to a private party, to a Slovenian Philharmony, where played a couple of my friends in a "special" Big Band (I didn't play). Rok Kovačič - Fish played percussion, Sebastjan Jermol - Moli played trumpet, Julijan Vidmar - Jule was conductor, Sonja Benčina - em.. Sonja played trombone for a while... It was very nice. Photos are property of Fish. Check other photos at his blog:

Big Band!

Trombone section


Julijan Vidmar (He was my tuba teacher in 2003)

Tibor Kerekeš & his brother (not really)

Me & Samurai from Japan