5 Bars with Tim Jewell


We sat down with our media shy Soprano Cornet player, Tim Jewell, winner of the Norm Snow trophy at this year’s State Band Festival in Bunbury, for 5 bars worth of chat.

Bar 1:  How long have you been in the band?

Since 1990.  “Yep, it’s been that long.”Tim-Jewell

Bar 2:  What attracted you to Soprano Cornet?

Don’t know how to do anything else.

[We point out here we’re fairly sure we’ve seen Tim over the years successfully banging and crashing away behind our drum kit!]

Bar 3:  On the Shoulders of Giants is a tough piece for Soprano (and Band).  How did you prepare?

I made lots of socially unacceptable but brass playing necessary raspberry noises in the car on the way to work.

[Tim’s practice regime we think.]

Bar 4:  What does the trophy win mean to you?

Another trophy to join my other four at home.   More dusting maybe.  The win shows the rest of the band I can actually play!!!!  And highlights that some really good music is being written these days for the humble soprano cornet.

Looking Upward Concert

Bar 5:  Why WA Brass?  What keeps you coming back to the band?

I joined the band as a young boy.  There’s a sense of loyalty and camaraderie in the band that I really enjoy.  We’ve had many changes over the years but the core of the band continues to stay strong, making really good music. And the band has hot chips!

[Tim likes his hot chips!]

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