Dear Dr. Black, I could have attached a video or 100 to an email but I thought you might enjoy this just a little more. CJ is doing AWESOME!!!! There is still a “hitch in her giddy up,” especially at the end of the day when she is tired. It does not interfere with anything […]Read More CJ Sarver: 6 weeks Post Op
I had no plans to mark the 10 year anniversary of the passing of my best friend, George N. Parks, but I stumbled upon a video released today by another best friend, Robert Hammerton. And it is stunning… and it is relevant…and it is required watching for all UDMB Drum Majors (as well as anyone […]Read More 10 Years
Today is a gray, rainy, dreary day. One in which you crawl into a ball on the couch with a good book in your hand and a dog lying next to you. There is a portion of me that has the UDMB senior class on my mind–it is finals and they are closing in on […]Read More The impact you made is everlasting.
Having been home for 6 weeks now since my university announced we would move to “remote classes” I have learned a few things I thought I would share. I’m not sure why I think anyone gives a damn about what I’ve learned but Imma write my blog post anyway. Let’s begin: PRE-REMOTE LEARNING In the […]Read More Things I’ve Learned After 4 Weeks of Zoom Teaching…and other thoughts
Yes, benefits! There are more benefits with lasting positive impact than we can begin to imagine due to our current situation with COVID-19. The first step to being part of the solution is to not be part of the problem. That means our selfish way of life must be acknowledged and put away–not just for […]Read More Benefits of our Worldwide "Time Out"
I purchased a Peloton bike about two years ago. I had turned a big corner with regard to fitness and nutrition after a year of steady work to restructure and rewire my brain (and habits, and all that goes along with it). The bike arrived and I was instantly hooked….but something wasn’t right after a […]Read More The Bike That Goes Nowhere
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, […]Read More Finding The Time
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 […]Read More The Real Post Game
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 […]Read More UDCG – So Proud!
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 […]Read More Before Jim and I there was…