Monday Memory: That Signature Sound is Born

Exercises from page 12 of the 13 pages of the 1992 Brass book.

Exercises from page 12 of the 13 pages of the 1992 Brass book.

That Bluecoats “Signature Sound” wasn’t born over night, but took decades to evolve. After going inactive for the second time in 1983, the 1984 Bluecoats major accomplishment was just getting back on the field and down the road. In 1985 the horn line took a step towards strengthening the line with the first instructional guide for brass members. That would be followed five years later by a new guide that deepened the instructional guidelines for a horn line punching into the top 6 in brass. In 1992 a much more thorough book was introduced and in it are the roots of the current Blue Way book for brass players used for auditioning and during the season within the line. Take a look at some of the progression over time behind the Signature Sound.

MONDAY MEMORY IS AN ON-GOING SERIES THAT STARTS OFF THE WEEK WITH A LITTLE HISTORY BEHIND THE BLUECOATS ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS.