Concert Band Literature

PMEA 2014 – Concerts That Connect!

Thank you to those that attended my session at PMEA 2014 “Concerts That Connect!” It was great to see many friends and colleagues in the session, a number of music education majors, and others from across the Keystone. My apologies that I ran short of papers, but you may click here to get a copy of the handout. At the suggestion of a colleague, I am going to publish a repertoire list in the coming weeks of pieces that I have used...

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Central York Clinic

I am excited to begin a two day clinic with the Central York High School and Middle School Bands on March 16th & 17th. It is an honor to be asked by colleagues who do what I do, and I am grateful to Jim Martini for extending me this opportunity. For the first time, I will have the opportunity to conduct “Shine!” in a public concert. I am indebted to both Drew Fennell and David Blon, who both took really good care of this work in...

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Country Sketches debut!

I enjoyed a wonderful debut last night with the Westminster College Symphonic Band of Country Sketches! I owe many thanks and have lots of admiration for Dr. R. Tad Greig. During my time in the Mercer Area School District, it has been wonderful to see the steady rise and the commitment to excellence that has been instilled in the band program at Westminster. It was also great sharing the stage with former students Kyle Grabigel, AJ Craig,...

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Off to Clarion!

I am looking forward to work with the Clarion-Union-Brookville Honor Band this weekend at Clarion High School. Special thanks to Tim Stevenson, Chris Curry, and Lisa Hummel who extended this invitation- they are fantastic people, educators, and directors. The program includes Pageant (Persichetti), A Festival Prelude (Reed), Harford Rhapsody (Patrick Burns), Noble Men (Fillmore), and A Frontier Fought and A City Found (Weller).

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New Music for 2013-2014

I am pleased to officially announce several new works currently in production that will be available this summer for concert band & wind ensemble. You can listen to these works on a variety of platforms including SoundCloud, Facebook, and my composition page here. Sonic Ascent is a beginning band work that uses only the first 6 notes of a B-flat concert scale. It is an energetic concert opener for young musicians that will be available from...

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Dancing Under the Stars

I am pleased to announce that my new work for young band “Dancing Under the Stars” will be released this summer by Bandworks Publications. This works is intended for a Junior High or Middle School Concert Band. I have always admired people with the courage to “dance like no one is watching”, and this piece is somewhat analogous to that idea both musically and metaphorically. I don’t consider this work to be a real...

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