Baker's big antipodean solo tour

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His tour starts on the 20 of October with the Festival of Brass held at the Canning Town Hall performing with Canning City Brass Band and the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. Brett will then host a Tertiary Trombone Masterclass at the University of Western Australia on 1 November. The same evening the WA Band Association presents An evening with Brett Baker at the Calloway Auditorium, and then Brett hosts his last workshop on 4 November for all school students, in the same hall. He will also feature as a soloist with the Silver Threads Band, Perth Fortress Band of the Salvation Army on Saturday 22 October.

Brett then flies on to Melbourne to begin rehearsals with Mark Ford and the Kew Band for the forthcoming FABB contest at Tweed Heads near Brisbane. Before the Tweed Heads contest Brett will play in a concert  with Kew at the James Tatoulis Auditorium, at Melbourne's Methodist Ladies College.

After the FABB contest Brett flies to Christchurch and meets Kevin McMorran before visiting Marlborough and Nelson for a series of lessons and workshops, and the odd bit of fishing. On 7 November he flies to Auckland for a concert with Northshore and Waitakere Bands. The following week he's off to Wellington, New Plymouth, Wanganui and Hastings in New Zealand, then finally he's off to Japan to work with the Osaka Brass Band. Brett comments: "I completed a really exhausting and enjoyable trip this time last year, so I promised myself some leisure time on this repeat tour. I have 80 pieces of music to play whilst on tour so I hope I have remembered all the music. Those that wish to can track what I am doing via Twitter and Facebook".

On 13 October Brett can be seen at Regent Hall in Central London playing with the Regent Hall Band of the Salvation Army where he will perform Eternal Quest by Ray Steadmann Allen, Song of Exuberance by Lesley Condon, Some Cares arranged Ray Steadmann Allen and Smile by Charlie Chaplin.

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