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A brass dream.

Byline: Tony Pogsobn ,

Huug Steketee, principal trumpet player with The Hague Resident Orchestra in the Netherlands and trumpet professor at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, is a musician with an international reputation.

But it has always been his ambition to record a CD with a top-class British brass band.

That's probably because as a child he was brought up and trained in the world of brass bands in his own country.

Huug's friend Chris Helme, a retired police officer and brass band enthusiast from Brighouse, who is a regular contributor to both the brass band website and the Brass Review brass band magazine, has helped him to achieve that ambition.

He arrived in Huddersfield last week to begin rehearsing with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band and this weekend - from today until Sunday - Huug and the band, under their music director Mark Bentham, will be recording the CD at Morley Town Hall.

And there is one other distinctive feature about this CD - Huug is not only the soloist, he will also be performing all his own compositions.

It sounds like a worthwhile co-operative venture, not just for Huug but for the band too.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 15, 2005
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