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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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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It’s About Everyone Else

There was a man who once said, “I love watching lots of people doing great things.”  This man was correct as there is perhaps nothing more rewarding than a group of individuals working together toward a common goal.  In this case we are talking about over 400 people (330 in the UDMB and another 70+ volunteers–parents, […]

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And So It Begins….

In the summer of 1984 I asked, begged, pleaded and a host of other words, with George Parks to let me teach at his Drum Major Academy®.  “It would be a great thing for me to do as a music education major George!”  He thought I was nuts.  Why on earth would I want to […]

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