True Leadership

(I was going to do this in pieces on Facebook but this seems more appropriate.) There are all sorts of buzz words, catch phrases, pieces of advice that we think of when we consider the definition of “true leadership.” At the end of the day I suppose it boils down to just one thing:  did […]

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Starting the Third Decade…

It was the spring of 1995 and it was just another job. That’s right: A JOB. For after all, what is being a band director at a major university: nothing more than a paycheck. Right? …not even close. I did not know then that I would spend the rest of my life in Delaware. At […]

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Lessons In The Rain

Band Day 2013: 64 degrees in the morning. Clear blue skies. Cover up with sunscreen and let rehearsal begin. 12 noon: 13 high school and middle schools being to arrive. Multiple water breaks given to the UDMB to keep them as fresh as possible–for it will be a 12 hour day for the Fightin’ Blue Hens. […]

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The Myth Of A Shared Reality

This past July I sat in a restaurant with two friends and one, Linda Hannum, described the experience her son had when he was a volunteer in Haiti.  To say it was extraordinary barely scratches the surface. During the conversation Linda said that one can never truly grasp what those people are going through and […]

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