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I don’t need to write about the importance of every minute of rehearsal time. You know this. The fact that you are reading this post suggests that you are well past that stage in developing outstanding educational practices. However, if you regularly find yourself starting rehearsal with a French horn in your hands that needs…Read More
As a composer, I am often asked how to interpret one of my pieces and to give specifics on different aspects of it. This can range from as general as tempo to more specific things like phrasing or what exactly I had in mind with a specific marking. I appreciate that these questions come from…Read More
A colleague of mine once asked, “Do our bands start sounding bad right before a contest or did we finally start listening?” The earlier we start to really listen, the better our marching bands will be. As with concert band, jazz band and chamber ensembles, it takes daily cultivation and development over a long period…Read More
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