27 Jul 2012

Trevor Thwaites - A Day in the Life for Musical Chairs

From Musical Chairs, 11:55 pm on 27 July 2012
Dr Trevor Thwaites.

Dr Trevor Thwaites. Photo: supplied.

Nick Atkinson looks back on a pivotal day during the musical development of several aspiring musicians and their teacher, Dr Trevor Thwaites.

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On a sunny day in 1991, New Orleans brass band 'The Dirty Dozen' marched down Queen St.

Watching from a bus stop, with a crowd of his keenest music students clambering up to get a better view, was Dr Trevor Twaithes, world class drummer, inspiring music teacher, and head of the Selwyn College Music Department.

On spotting the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the group shimmied off the bus shelter roof to march behind the band, clapping and dancing, in awe of the virtuosic horn players.

Nick Atkinson invites Dr Trevor Thwaites to look back on what was a pivotal day in the musical development of several well known local musicians.

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