Midwest Clinic, Day 3 – Epilogue I left Chicago at noon today and was home at 4:30pm. There was very little going on as I was leaving the hotel today; most had already left. This was a great trip that I got a lot out of. I plan to do this again in the future…Details
Midwest Clinic – Day 2 On the final day of my journey to the Midwest Clinic, this morning I went to one more clinic, saw the US Air Force Airmen of Note, walked through the exhibit hall one more time and visited with Drew Farmer and MSC again, and closed the day watching Keith Brion…Details
Midwest Clinic, Day 1 Today was my first official day. Midwest is pretty awesome. The clinics are fantastic and the performances are wow! Today was a bit of a military day. My personal favorite was a very moving performance done by the US Army Herald Trumpets. Another moving performance was done by The Commandant’s Own…Details
Midwest Clinic, Day 0 I got to the hotel in Chicago around 5pm which was a little too late to go to the clinic and exhibit hall. I took the “L” (elevated train) to the Loop in Chicago and the Magnificent Mile. I had dinner at Ditka’s restaurant and had a good time. That I…Details
So, for Thanksgiving week, I have created one of the five shows that I am doing for fun over the off season. This is a stock version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The arrangements are by Ralph Ford and were available through Alfred. These arrangements had some issues with copyright so it is pretty hard…Details
Here are the 29 shows in 40 to 50 second highlight snippets.
One final congratulations for the season goes to the Louise High School band who won Best in Class and finished 12th overall at the US Bands Western Edition Finals held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this past weekend. Kasey Chitmon and the band have come a long way in three years. Some really good stuff.
So, Super Saturday is about finished. I am still waiting for one more result but this is what I have so far. The following bands that I wrote for made first divisions. They are listed in the order they competed. Danbury HS, Region 13, Charles Fricker, Director Program – Into the Light by Luke McMillan…Details
Tomorrow is Super Saturday and 20 bands that I wrote for will be going to their University Interscholastic League (UIL) Regional Contests. I have a bands that will be going from as far east as Nacogdoches to as far west as Odessa, from as far north as Amarillo to as far south as Corpus Christi.…Details