Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to Behind the Bell! This is the Old Crown Brass Band’s blog page. We encourage you to comment on our posts or send us suggestions on what you would like more information on. Thanks for joining us!

Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air By: Rachael Picazo Monday can’t come quickly enough.  Seriously, I mean it!  It’s the one evening in the week where I get to ditch all my responsibilities, grab my horn, head to the rehearsal room, and join a bunch of fantastic musicians in...

The Five “P’s” of Practice

The Five “P’s” of Practice “Practice makes Perfect!”  Growing up I heard this phrase often spoken.  It seemed to sum up everything there was to becoming a fine player or athlete.  So, I simply accepted this in its most logical and simplistic form. ...

Warm Up to This Idea

Warm Up To This Idea… Why warming up before you practice is so important. By Jeff Beights Over the years, in various playing situations, I have closely observed the playing habits of different players.  One common behavior, more so in younger players, seems to be the...

Wake Up Sunshine

Wake Up Sunshine!! Suggestions for improving early morning chops By Jeff Beights Most musicians, beginner, amateur or professional, will, at some point in their career, have to play an early morning gig.  In my experience this is typically the morning church...