Happy thanksgiving, everyone! I’m once again honored to be here in New York City, serving as Assistant Director, Arranger, and Drill Writer for the annual Macy’s Great American Marching Band! Catch us along the parade route as we step off at 9am (your local time), and enjoy our highlight performance in Herald Square at 10:45am (your local time). It’s all on NBC! #mgamb #mgamb2016
Please note that since this news item was released over a year ago, the “Care and Feeding” program has been a huge success and has now gone on sale in my music shop. You can get the item there!
I am pleased and excited to announce the initial availability of my 12-week concert band warm-up and sound development method, Concert Winds Care and Feeding. Best of all, this initial offering is free! This project draws upon what I have learned and worked with concert bands over the decades, and distills a lot of information and methods into a program of study for high school and collegiate concert bands. All 12 keys are explored, with rhythm reading, unison chorales, and harmonizations in every key. The program also provides a curricular framework for assigning homework, and lays out a recommended system of ensemble tuning.