Monday, October 26, 2009

What instrument to play?

Many people ask me, what musical instrument do I suggest for them or for their children! Well, these are my very favorites (besides tuba, of course;)!




Clash Cymbals



Piece for your low brass section - ensemble!

Hey there again! This piece I'm offering you (4 free), is perfect one to learn your band colleagues how to work (specially) on intonation, dynamics and tone production! Or perhaps even the most important thing. To listen each other! If you would like to play this piece, please contact me through email for PDF parts! (1st, 2nd Euphonium, Trombone, 1st, 2nd Tuba)

Download my MIDI here!!!!!

Uspavanka Za Evo, Andrej Šifrer, arr. Rok Šinkovec

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kar Češ Brass Band - Brooklyn, Live in Idrija

Kar Češ Brass Band playing Brooklyn, originally from Youngblood Brass Band. Recorded in Idrija, Slovenia on 9th July 2009, by Zdravko Kobal and Ivan Menart, Sound by Edi Božič. This year this band is celebrating their 10 years. This was the concert for JSKD Idrija "Četrtki na placu". Piece written by Nat Mcintosh. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fingers on rotary valves

Photo by Daphne L. Cornelissen

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Near concerts

Kar Češ Brass Band (Cerkno)
with guests / band's 10th anniversary

Saturday 15th avgust exactly at 9:00 p.m. free entrance!
"old square" in front of the fountain - Cerkno

Vocal group Lira
Sandi Matjašič saxophone
Aleš Valentinčič – Brdonč guitar
Matija Mlakar trombone
Ana Mlakar flute
Erik Jermol trumpet

Blistering “Brass and Reed Band” from Cerkno is being active for ten years. They have built a wide repertoire, firstly reinterpreting also Balkan music, but lately concentrating solely to the hot New Orleans groove, as played by Dirty Dozen Brass Band or Rebirth Brass Band. Kar Češ Brass Band (literary meaning " whatever you want brass band " ), that also played at this year Druga godba festival, have prepared a special celebration of its tenth birthday. Its firework-like explosive sound will be boosted even more by a string of numerous guest musicians.

free entrance!

Kindly invited!

Kar Češ Brass Band (Cerkno)
Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows, Serbia

Festival Umbria Jazz Balkanic Windows i ove godine će biti održan poslednjeg vikenda u avgustu, 28. i 29., na pozornici ispred Muzeja „25. maj“ u Beogradu i u Dunavskoj ulici u Novom Sadu.

The Sexual Band (Idrija), in Bukovica

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Po jutru se dan pozna! (Slovenian proverb)

Monday, June 22, 2009

UPOL Brass photos

Photos by Jani Peternelj

Become our fan at Facebook! (And listen some clips there!)

In next blog post: UPOL Brass recordings

Thursday, June 18, 2009

KCBB and Serbia

Kar Ces Brass Band will take place at Umbria Jazz Balkanic Windows Festival 2009 in Belgrade and in Novi Sad. We won selection competition last week among 30 bands. The dates are: 12.8.09 Belgrade, 28.8.09 Novi Sad. Here are some photos from competition in Belgrade...


We also played at Belgrade TV.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Kar Ces Brass Band - Druga godba festival

Our photos from famous Slovenian music festival!

Photos by Joze Sveticic
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Results from Slovenian wind band competition

Results from top category:

Tuba player image

Photo by Tomaz Markic

Thursday, May 28, 2009

UPOL Brass

UPOL Brass (quintet) officially started with playing!

UPOL Brass is newly formed brass quintet, which is part of University Symphonic Winds Ljubljana (UPOL). UPOL Brass is formed of five young and talented students of music, who comes from all parts of Slovenia. Their repertoire consists from all kind of genres, they prefer playing baroque and modern music. They play at independent concerts, exhibitions, festal receptions, music seminars, weddings...
Their repertoire list is still incomplete, thanks for your understanding.

Upol Brass je na novo ustanovljeni trobilni kvintet, ki deluje pod okriljem Univerzitetnega Pihalnega Orkesta Ljubljana (UPOL-a). Kvintet je sestavljen iz petih mladih študentov glasbe, ki prihajajo z različnih koncev Slovenije. Njihov repertoar obsega najrazličnejše zvrsti, najrajši pa se spogledujejo z baročno in moderno glasbo. Igrajo na samostojnih koncertih, otvoritvah razstav, slavnostnih sprejemih, glasbenih seminarjih, porokah,...
Njihov seznam repertoarja je še nepopoln, prosimo za razumevanje.

Gregor Turk1st Trumpet
Domen Gracej2nd Trumpet
Miha HafnerHorn
Ziga BarbaTrombone
Rok SinkovecTuba

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Playing in European Parliament

European Parliament - Strasbourg, France

Programme 4th May, 2009:
19:45 - CONCERT (first part): University Symphonic Winds Ljubljana (UPOL)

(conductor: Simon Perčič)

- "Zdravljica" - Slovenian anthem, arr. L. Kranjčan

- "Pozdrav iz Slovenije" - Bojan Adamič

- "Candide Suite: Auto-da-fe, Glitter and Be Gay, Make Our Garden Grow" - L. Bernstein, arr. C. Grundman

- "Fanfare and Funk" - Oliver Waespi
20:00 - SPEACHES:

- Welcoming address: Lojze Peterle MEP (EPP-ED), Former Prime Minister of Slovenia

- Festal speaker: Jan Figel, Member of the European Commission in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth (TBC)

20:10 - CONCERT (second part): University Symphonic Winds Ljubljana:

- "Libertango" - A. Piazzolla, arr. M. Etchegoncelay

- "Kolko kapljic"- Sl.folksong, arr: L. Kranjčan

- "La cumparsita" - G. M. Rodríguez, arr. M. Etchegoncelay

- "Stu ledi" – folksong from Triest, arr. J. Dovč

- "Slovenski pozdravi" - V. & S. Avsenik

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tim Reynish quote!

There is just too much of everything!

Tim Reynish, speaking about dynamic at Canford SSM