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March 27, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Joni Perez, Band Director at The Woodlands HS (TX).  The band program at The Woodlands High School is widely recognized as a top high school band program, having received national recognition both on the field and in the conc...

March 24, 2020

I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. John Rine Zabanal, Assistant Professor of Strings Education at VanderCook College of Music, about remote teaching for performance-based music classrooms. We had an open and candid conversation about the impact of the Covid-19 pand...

March 20, 2020

It's a crazy time right now to say the least. Many directors are scrambling to find a way to move forward when a pandemic is trying to hold us back. Here are a few ideas and resources that may help as your trying to figure out what the rest of the school year may look...

March 18, 2020

The Corona pandemic has affected every aspect of the music education world. At a time when band directors and colorguard instructors are struggling from a shutdown of guard competitions and hoping to recruit new members for the fall season, figuring out how to move for...

March 13, 2020

Yesterday, the Mason Band found out school was cancelled for 3 weeks. Ed Protzman shares the steps he and his team are taking to mitigate the impact on their band program.

March 12, 2020

In this interview we talk with Steven Hendricks about his career developing a nationally-recognized, award-winning band program at Davis High School (UT). We also talk about the lessons he learned in the process and his new book, Life Lessons in the Band Room.

Be sure t...

February 26, 2020

I met Cami in 2017 when she asked me to put together an itinerary for the nationally recognized, award-winning music program at Foxboro High School (MA) to travel to Australia. She told me how the music department had hosted the jazz ensemble from the Hale School in Pe...

November 15, 2019

Hold on. Take a moment to savor what you’ve already accomplished.

How many performances has band given in the past 3 months?

 > Competitions?

 > Football games?

 > Pep Rallies?

 > That performance to open the new grocery store?

 > Playing for the teachers on their first day...

September 4, 2019

I have to admit, I LOVE Monet.  

I am drawn to the beauty of his paintings.  

One of the things I love most is the lack of definition. I will stare at the Woman with the Parasol and my imagination is on fire…what is she thinking? W...

July 18, 2019

This video is from the 2017 Band Director Summit hosted by Aamano Music. In this video, I interviewed Robbie Spiers.  

Robbie retired last year from Lancaster High School (VA) where he spent his career building a community in his band program.   Lancaster HS i...

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