Ba-Da-Boom Brass - A new initiative from Superbrass Music. This collection of 30 original compositions and arrangements has been inspired by the heritage and culture of world and historical brass-related styles. We hope this repertoire will prompt a growing inquisitiveness for brass players of all ages and styles, and was created with a brass club or gathering in mind. Set at a moderate / training band standard, these pieces can be played by a flexi group of mixed brass instruments plus assorted optional percussion. A minimum of 4 brass players is necessary, but the maximum is limitless. All four brass voices have occasional divisi passages; in these instances more texture and harmonic colour is added. In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.
When conjuring up an image of Mexico it is hard to avoid the Mariachi band. The instrumentation is defined by the presence of violins, guitars and trumpets. Equally distinctive is the dress code; ornate matching charro uniforms adorned with a Sombrero, an incredibly wide-brimmed hat, to provide protection from the Mexican sunshine. Keep an eye out for anything promoting all things Mexico; the Mariachi Band will almost certainly be at the heart of this.