TMEA Day 1 – February 15 Today was the first official day of convention for me. I saw a couple of clinics on sightreading and organization. I went through the exhibit hall, bought a bunch of supplies from Muncy Winds, some music from Peppers (with more for tomorrow) and a new baton (I broke mine…Details
In honor of Valentine’s Day, this was a video from Edna High School from 2015. The show is entitled Heart by Randall Standridge. This was a fun, fun show to do. Off to TMEA in about an hour. If you are heading that way, hope to see you there. www.gulfcoastdrilldesign.com.Details
Tomorrow, it is off to San Antonio and to the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. I am looking to learn a few things, buy a few things for the band and myself, and to meet some wonderful people that I see at this time of year. Tomorrow night, we are off to the Little…Details
So out of curiosity, I listed the five largest and smallest school bands that I wrote for in 2017 from overall size and wind size. Largest Overall 1. Stafford High School, Stafford, TX 170 2. Pasadena High School, Pasadena, TX 118 3. Needville High School, Needville, TX 109 4. Shepton High School, Plano, TX 104…Details
These are the shows I have written for Columbia High School in West Columbia, TX who I have been employed with in some form or another for 13 of the last 15 years.
This is Canons arranged by Gary Gilroy. The music is based on Johan Pachelbel’s Canon in D (a piece played mostly at weddings) with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. This is the fourth and final “fun” show for 2018 though I might put one more up if time allows. The band is 72 winds, 11 battery percussion,…Details
The new website is now online as of 12:00pm January 21. Take a look around and let me know what you think!
This is Vampire Hunter by Luke McMillan. Luke is formally of Abilene and now is in Katy. He has been the composer of the Columbia shows since 2014. I have had the pleasure of working with him over the years and in 2017, I did drill to his music for Sabinal, Blanco, Sweeny, and Columbia.…Details