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April 27, 2020

Last week, I had the opportunity to connect with Tim Hinton (Composer, Arranger, and Host of the outstanding padcast, Marching Roundtable). None of us are sure what the 2020 Marching Season is going to look like. However, one thing is clear: we have to be ready for all...

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...

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...

December 1, 2017

Last week, the Davis High School Marching Band took center stage in one of the most prestigious marching events in the U.S.: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Each year, up to 60 million people tune in to watch the broadcast and the Macy's Parade has become an import...

October 13, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We will see many organizations & people sporting pink apparel and accessories including many of the team players in the NFL.  Many schools across the nation paint pink ribbons on their football fields and players may opt to we...

August 8, 2017

The warmup  is vital to any physical activity. For marching band, it is crucial!

As you are preparing for the fall Marching Season be sure to develop a routine which will exercise all aspects of the Marching Program.  It is imperative for your warmup routine to include...

July 31, 2017

This season has been insane to say the least!  The Blue Devils remain undefeated and look to be in a position of taking an incredible 18th DCI Championship.  However, nothing is said and done until the Final 12 meet in Indianapolis. And the Santa Clara Vanguard is bent...

July 24, 2017

This past Saturday was a test for the corps competing for a final spot in the Drum Corps International Championship Finals in Indianapolis on August 12, 2017.

23 Corps met in San Antonio to compete in the biggest event of the season yet--the 2017 DCI Southwestern Champi...

July 5, 2017

The Fourth of July festivities are now behind us and we are now focussing on the new marching season.  BY this point most directors have selected the show music, begun writing the drill and have tentative competitions on the schedule.  

But ...

Are you ready for Ban...

June 15, 2017

One of the big decisions high school band directors make is the decision of which competitions are appropriate for the program in relationship to the direction in which the program is heading.  Regardless of the arguments surrounding the debate of circuit competition a...

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