I thought the idea of InnerTuba pedalling to and playing with Wind Bands was a good one. So I tried it out….
Here’s me first introducing InnerTuba, then soloing with The Lochaber Community Wind Band in Fort William, Scotland in 2015. Pedalling North at the time, this was the first outing for InnerTuba and Wind Band. We had a great time together.
Since then, composer and arranger Katrina Gordon of caithnessmusic.com has dedicated to InnerTuba an arrangement for Solo Tuba and Wind Band of her piece “A True Fantasy”. I was tuba soloist for the first performance of it in April 2016, accompanied by the Inverness Schools Wind Band, in the Scottish Highlands.
Whilst pedalling south in June 2016 I met, by chance, some members of the Edinburgh Concert Band. It was lovely to be invited to join them all a couple of days later, at their rehearsal….
“I am sure the band would be delighted to hear your ideas and would be keen to work with you again. It’s always nice to have some new projects to look forward to.” Sarah Cunningham, Musical Director, Edinburgh Concert Band.