Making Memories

I recently read a very good post on Facebook from a wonderful colleague in the leadership field which you may read here.  He wrote about how band can get hard, how band isn’t always fun, and why.  While I agree with many points I personally disagree with one key point: I remember an enormous amount […]

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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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Anything For You…

The lyrics are not reflective of this year, nor this senior class…but the title of the song most definitely is.  It goes without saying (at least I hope it does) that I would, indeed, do “anything for you.” For all of you, not just the senior class. And while what follows is geared toward the […]

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Life Lessons Are Everywhere

I was driving home after morning block rehearsal at band camp just now listening to NPR.  An interview with M.K. Asante was on and I was instantly intrigued.  He was speaking about his new book “Buck – A Memoir” — essentially his life story.  It is not a pretty story–it is a POWERFUL story.  And yes, […]

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