Here’s an excerpt from a reading that Bill did in June of 2013 in Peninsula, Ohio at the town library. Bill taught there starting in 1952 and many of Bill’s former students from the 1950s and ’60s were there in the audience. Most them are now grandparents who have passed along their love of music, fostered all those years ago by one outstanding music teacher!
How to make your own Professor Hoseblaster “HOSE-A-PHONE”
You will need:
- A new, clean garden hose free of dirt and germs
- A plastic funnel whose small end will fit into the hose
- A roll of duct tape or other sturdy tape.
- Optional: A French horn or trumpet mouthpiece
Bill was on Jan Wahl’s June 1, 2013 Saturday morning show on KRON TV4 in San Francisco. He was promoting the Golden Gate Park Band Festival. Here’s the clip:
The festival features 11 of the top community bands from around the Bay Area and goes from 11am to 5pm each day.
On Sunday at 1pm, Bill will be conducting the Golden Gate Park Band playing his original piece, The Cuyahoga Valley Suite, written over 50 years ago to honor the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley in northern Ohio. Then at 4:00 he will be conducting the East Bay Symphonic Band in selections from Les Miserables. Be there to catch this rare opportunity!
For more information about the Golden Gate Park Band Festival, go to Friends of the Golden Gate Park Band.
Friday, November 14, 2008 | by andy altman-ohr
Bill Nemoyten ought to own a van instead of an economy car. Still, the 79-year-old can somehow cram 14 horns inside his little Toyota Echo — along with himself, his wife, Barbara, her wheelchair and an amplifier.
In goes his tuba, his French horn and his shofar.
He adds his 1938 collector’s-item Silvertone trombone and the Czech euphonium he bought in Las Vegas after a down-and-out gambler sold it for airfare back home to Germany.
Don’t forget that brightly painted didgeridoo from Australia.
And, yes, there’s even room for his Alphorn, a 12-foot long, swooping horn — the kind that was made famous in a Ricola cough drops commercial.
“It’s definitely scientific packing,” Nemoyten said of how he loads up his car before one of his gigs. “The hardest part of what I do is the shlepping.”
And what exactly does the two-decade resident of Hayward do?
Title it “Have horns, will travel.”
by Bill Nemoyten
This is an article from Advance, the magazine for the Association of Concert Bands.
It’s about the unique ability of the trombone to make funny sounds! Click on the article to make it bigger. Continue reading