Posts Tagged "Middle School Band"

Pride!

I am eagerly looking forward to spending the day on Monday and Tuesday with the Westmoreland Middle School Concert Band and their director Mrs. Kristyn Cutler. Westmoreland commissioned me a year ago for a new work for the final concert of the year, and on Monday evening, “Pride!” will be given it’s world debut by the Westmoreland Middle School Concert Band. The title of the work takes its...

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New music for 2014!

To my friends in instrumental music education, I hope the end of your school year is going well. When you begin planning for your ensembles next year, I hope that you will consider the following two works during your evaluation process. It is tough to balance the musical developmental needs of your students against the available repertoire. There are plenty of great choices available (from many people I call...

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New recordings!

I am pleased to announce that new recordings have been added to the composition page. Coming in the summer of 2012 from the FJH Music Company, Jubilant Flourishes will be available for High School Concert Band and The Last Stagecoach Heist will be available for Jr. High Concert Band. I am also pleased to announce the following pieces will be available from C.L. Barnhouse: Dream Chaser (A New Day Has Begun) for...

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Choosing Repertoire for Middle School Band

Within today’s middle school band programs around the country, there are many directors that must develop their student’s technical performance skills within the ensemble setting.  Although not an ideal situation, it is the only viable option for keeping students involved in a band program.  Add into the mix a tight music budget, and the option to purchase ensemble method books to address some of this...

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New Year, New Search, Same Old Indiana

Nope sorry. No Dr. Jones here. Even a little far yet from being Dr. Weller.  But my search is beginning to intensify, and I am starting to see some light in an area of instrumental music that I am deeply concerned about.  I promise there will be no fire at the high school or the middle school, but I do expect to turn up the heat…it is January in the Northeast, after all. This post has been brewing...

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