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Episode 30: Marching Band – Part 3

This is our final installment with Evan VanDoren talking about practical tips for young marching band directors.

Episode 29: Marching Band – Part 2

Join Evan VanDoren and I as we talk in greater depth about improving the sight and sound of your marching band.  

Episode 28: Marching Band – Part 1

Since marching band is still fresh in many of our minds, join Evan VanDoren and myself for a discussion of how to best teaching your marching ensemble.  In this episode we will cover some of the basics, such as teaching drill and making good sounds.

Episode 27: Q & A – Rewriting Music and Ensemble Seating

In this episode I answer a few questions from listeners. Specifically, I have to thank Shane for his question about rewriting parts for competitions and Clinton for his question regarding ensemble seating arrangements.

If you have questions please send them to [email protected]

Episode 26: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 4

This is the final episode in our series addressing leading a successful program.  I want to thank Rob Chilton for his insights and for joining me.  Also, if you have been enjoying the podcast, head on over to our Patreon Page and consider supporting the show.

Patreon Now Live!

Thank you so much for your support so far!  I’ve really enjoyed creating each episode of Program Notes for all of your listeners out there.  In an attempt to handle some of the costs, I’ve set up a Patreon Page.  If you want to help me deliver more great episodes and tips for young band directors out there, head over to the page and take a look.

Episode 25: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 3

I hope you enjoy part 3 (of 4) of this special series addressing leading a successful band program! Rob Chilton has been a fantastic guest and I’ve been quite excited to share these episodes.

Episode 24: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 2

Part 2 of a series discussing director leadership with Rob Chilton, fantastic director, leader, and musician. There are some fun tidbits about productivity in this episode worth noting.

Also, Texas State has a great graduate program for music education that can be completed in the summers.

Episode 23: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 1

I’m excited to welcome Rob Chilton, fantastic director, leader, and musician to the podcast for the start of a series discussing director leadership. Rob’s kids recently performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention as one of the state honor bands. For those unfamiliar with the Texas band scene, this is a pretty big deal. It means that among schools of similar size, Mr. Chilton’s band was deemed to have the best performance and invited to perform at our annual meeting. I sincerely hope that listeners out there get something out of this chat.

Also, Texas State has a great graduate program for music education that can be completed in the summers.

Episode 22: Beginning Band – Part 3

The final installment of our discussion about beginning band. It was such a joy to have Jason share his wisdom and insight with us on the show these last few episodes.

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