Welcome to the new site!
Over the past few months, we’ve been busy getting this new and improved website ready for you. Nick and Amy Mahon have done an admirable job of putting up with our nitpicking and woeful lack of web savvy, and have built a website that we’re sure will be both informative and easy-to-use.
One of the most obvious new features of the site is this blog. We’re hoping to use it to connect with listeners, brass players, and anybody else who happens along. The plan for the blog is to be as flexible as possible, and use this forum for whatever strikes our fancy — or yours! Whether it’s discussion of past shows or upcoming events, our ideas about playing brass instruments or music in general, or even Scott’s gazpacho recipe, eventually you will find it here. If you want to see it, don’t be afraid to ask for it in the comments or via the contact page. We’re more than happy to try to respond to your requests. If you’re wondering what happened to the old website archives, have no fear — one of the regular features of this blog will be to republish articles from the old archives.
We’ve also enhanced our online store. You can now listen to MP3 samples from every track of every CD, and I have to say that I’m extremely impressed with the slick new shopping cart Nick has implemented. As well, you can purchase sheet music for many of our arrangements directly from this site. One of our priorities is creating and disseminating quality repertoire for brass quintet, and in the coming months we’ll be releasing many more pieces.
Of course, the website isn’t the only thing that’s new. Some of you may have noticed a new face in the group, and boy is it an ugly one! (I can say that, because it’s mine.) I’m thrilled to be part of such a fabulous group, and I look forward to lots more great music-making with True North Brass.
Please let us know if you have any problems with the website, suggestions for how we can make it even better, or ideas for future blog posts. Of course, if you just want to tell us how great the site is, we’re happy to hear that too!