On the road to DCI Finals in Indianapolis! I realized earlier this week that this will be my first time seeing Finals live since I aged out in 1993! I have not attended Finals as a non-performer since 1985! Wow! So, milestone moment for me. As I look back a bit, I see so muchRead more about A trip to DCI Finals[…]
IMG_6313 Great job!
What a great concert we had today with Andy Pizzo at the Summer Blast Middle School Band Camp! Congratulations to all of the wonderful kids that participated! Simply a fantastic job!
I am enjoying a wonderful week at the Summer Music Camp in Monroe, Louisiana! The kids are awesome and Andy Pizzo is doing a fantastic job as the clinician! The first day of rehearsal was crazy, but I think everyone had a really good time! Certainly there was some real music coming out of thereRead more about 2017 Summer Music Camp![…]
Many of you know that we have a strong connection to DCI level Drum Corps in our company. With that said, I sometimes find that DCI is a terrible business. Their judging seems ridiculously politicized and their business model seems to push people away from the activity. I was trying, recently, to sign up forRead more about Drum Corps International[…]
Summer is dragging along. WE have a lot of great things going on here in the store, but not a whole lot of road time and I don’t get to listen to any band rehearsals. On the bright side, I have more time to see professional groups and I actually have time to play moreRead more about Summer drags sometimes[…]
Sometimes playing live involves a lot of waiting….
I’ve discovered that one of the great joys of my life is seeing a former student continue to enjoy performing. Today I played in a very good Horn section that included a former band student of mine, Lee. Lee has always been a good player, and probably outplays me these days, but he was contentRead more about Music and joy![…]
Here we are at the end of the 2016-2017 school year! This has been a year of growth and changes here at the Band House, and also for many of the school we work with. I would personally like to thank everyone for their time and support in my first year in the store andRead more about End of School![…]
We just attended the 2nd Cancer Blows concert at the Meirson Symphony Center in Dallas! Holy Cow was it a great concert! They are doing amazing things for cancer research, too! Please take a minute and visit their site: Cancer Blows