Finding The Time

Thanksgiving is here tomorrow and with the lack of a football postseason my world came to a screeching halt a couple of weeks ago…and that’s fine by me. As stated in my last post I have entered the “real post game” period of time. I’ve already checked off most of the items on that list, […]

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The Real Post Game

Band banquet is a couple weeks away but that is merely the icing on the cake each year. The truth of the matter is that the UDMB season has come to a conclusion once again. I still have 100 (you read that number correctly) mini essays to read, as well as 40 or so music […]

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UDCG – So Proud!

25 years of directing the UDMB has given me the privilege of working with thousands of students. Yeah…thousands. Crazy but true. I have loved every band I’ve ever worked with. Every year the band has a different personality all based upon the personnel in the ensemble. You remove or add just one person and the […]

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Before Jim and I there was…

Brent King Brent was a senior our first year (1995) and became the UDMB’s official videographer. A position he holds to this very day! This season Brent took all of us down a 25 years memory lane of videos leading up to the big event this past Saturday evening. Sit back and enjoy them all […]

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Homecoming #25 — WOW!

A good friend sent me a text early Sunday morning, the day after the party. It said, in part: You have made a difference in so many peoples lives. You should be proud. While what he wrote is true, it is still not the first nor even the second thought that comes to mind. I […]

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“To Boldly Go”…year 25

I remember thinking: “I have never stayed anywhere longer than 4 years other than the house I grew up in.” I remember thinking: “5 years already? Wow!” I remember thinking: “How did 10 years go by so fast?” I remember thinking: “I wish George was still here to celebrate 20 years with Jim and I.” […]

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This Is Just The Beginning

Once again a group of adults (albeit young adults compared to myself … funny how they are always the same age and I keep getting older….) is about to take that big step into “the rest of their lives.” If you asked any of them they would tell you they had arrived for band camp […]

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