Wind Conductor


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...

March 28, 2017

As we close out the Month of Marches, would like to honor a composer who may not be as well-known as Sousa and Fillmore, but made a strong contribution to the wind band idiom: George Rosenkrans.

Many band directors may not recognize George Rosenkrans....

March 18, 2017

This week we take a look at a powerhouse in the march world, Karl Lawrence King.  The music of Karl King was the background of countless circus performances and can still be heard today in auditoriums in the three rings of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Here are some coo...

March 9, 2017

This week, in honor of the Month of Marches, we are taking a look at one of the most interesting characters in Wind Band Repertoire: Henry Fillmore. Fillmore’s life could easily be the subject of a classic American Novel by Mark Twain of John Steinbeck. The strangest t...

March 3, 2017

March has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate than by taking a look at the March King himself, John Philip Sousa. offers some fun facts about the icon of the wind band world.


John Philip Sousa tried to run away and join a circus b...

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