Sarah Markham 6th Annual Saxophone Day – Alistair Parnell Aerophone presentation
10th March 2019
10:15 am

Sarah Markham 6th Annual Saxophone Day


University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day
Sunday 10th March 2019

University of Huddersfield
St. Paul’s Hall and
the Richard Steinitz Building (formally the Creative Arts Building)
Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Director: Sarah Markham

Sarah Markham

Special Guests:
Quirk Saxophone Quartet
Equinox Saxophone Ensemble
Yorkshire Saxophone Choir
Paul Turner – piano
Matthew McGuffie
– ABRSM examiner
Alistair Parnell – Aerophone

Exhibition by:
Yamaha, Vandoren, Selmer,
D’Addario Woodwinds, Yanagisawa, Trevor James, Windstruments, Saxtet Publications and Forton Music.

A Celebration of the Saxophone Ensemble!
Now in its sixth year the University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day is moving to a Sunday. In 2019 we will celebrate the saxophone ensemble, from duo to orchestra.

Directed by Sarah Markham, the day will feature solo performances by Sarah Markham, Quirk Saxophone Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Yorkshire Saxophone Choir, and a mass saxophone orchestra formed on the day. There will be workshops, talks, and interactive events through the day.
Pianist Paul Turner will run a session on working with a pianist, and there will be a chance to be accompanied by him. ABRSM examiner Matthew McGuffie will give a talk on how to prepare for a music grade examination. There will be anAerophone (Roland’s digital wind instrument) demonstration by Alistair Parnell.

Ticket information here

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibition
Exhibition in the atrium of the Richard Steinitz Building
Try instruments and accessories, ask advice and browse saxophone music.


10:15 am – Welcome and opening Recital
Sarah Markham
with Paul Turnerand Kenneth Wilkinson
St. Phipps Hall
Programme Details

Opening Recital

11:15 am – Huddersfield Saxophone Day Saxophone Orchestra
St. Paul’s Hall
A saxophone ensemble put together on the day.
The pieces we play will form part of the concert at 5:00 pm.

12:30 pm – Concert
Equinox Saxophone Ensemble
Phipps Hall
Programme Details


1:45 pm – Concert
Yorkshire Saxophone Choir
St. Paul’s Hall
Programme Details

Yorkshire Saxophone Choir

2:30 pm – Workshops:
Jazz improvisation
Phipps Hall
Support and guidance on how to improvise with confidence.

Working with an accompanist (this session will be repeated at 3:45 pm)
Room to be announced
Pianist Paul Turner works through your music with piano accompaniment.

Paul Turner

Preparing for your music exam (this session will be repeated at 3:45 pm)
Room to be announced
ABRSM examiner Matthew McGuffie on getting the most from your saxophone exam.

Matthew McGuffin

Aerophone demonstration (this session will be repeated at 3:45 pm)
Room to be announced
Alistair Parnell introduces Roland’s digital wind instrument.

Alistair Parnell

3:45 pm – Workshop:
Technique Tips for saxophonists
Phipps Hall
A practical session including tips on forming a strong embouchure, getting a great sound, improving finger facility. This will also include some extended techniques such as multiphonics, playing above the normal range of the saxophone, and slap-tongue.

5:00 pm Closing Concert
St. Paul’s Hall
Director Sarah Markham
Saxophone Quartet
Huddersfield Saxophone Day Saxophone Orchestra
Programme Details