Posts Tagged "American Visions"

In a Summer Daze

When was July 4th? Same time as last year? When did that happen? I guess I am in a “summer daze”… To all my band director friends and colleagues, I hope you are enjoying a great summer – time to refresh and refocus. Before long many of us (including yours truly) will be back into marching band camps and rehearsals. Just around the next corner a new year begins and our concert bands...

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Musicians Concert Band

First of all, Happy Independence Day! It is a great day to celebrate our freedom, and thank the men and women who have and continue to protect it at home and abroad. I am eager looking forward to celebrating America and Patriotism next Thursday as I guest conduct The Musicians’ Concert Band at Butler Intermediate High School. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. It was an honor to be asked by their...

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The story behind American Visions

It has been a unique spring to say the least – I cannot remember a time that I have been busier with writing, guest conducting, concerts, teaching, and traveling.  I am constantly humbled by colleagues both near and far who have selected “American Visions” for performance with their group.  While there are program notes in the score, I feel led to provide the full story that sparked this piece into...

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American Visions and Irish Jig for Young Feet on Youtube!

A great find tonight on Youtube.   I was fortunate enough to have Irish Jig for Young Feet performed at the 63rd Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Decmeber by the Vandercook College Symphonic Band.  My thanks to Dr. Charles Menghini and Stacey Larson for programming this piece.  Stacey did a great job with the band, and it was a pleasure meeting her.  You can view the performance by clicking...

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Performance News!

It was awesome getting a call from Corky Whitacre the other day – the Naples Concert Band will be performing American Visions on their November concert.  I also received notice that Irish Jig For Young Feet will be performed at the Midwest Clinic this December.  The performace at Midwest will be given by the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band.  My thanks to both Dr. Charles T. Menghini and...

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