Back in November, I was at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle with the fine Langley High School wind ensemble, and their director, Andrew Gekoskie. This is the group that commissioned and premered “Dusk” a few years ago, and they gave another fine performance of it at the conference. I never got around to posting pictures from the event because this is also where I dropped my laptop and was more or less offline for 3 weeks. So, a little late, but here’s a nice tidbit from the conference:
Fellow Juilliard alum John Kilkenny, who performed a movement from Michael Daugherty’s UFO percussion concerto on the same concert at WIBC, was recognized by Vic Firth for his performance, and they even have a photo up. Check it out!.
There’s even a composer named Stephen Bryant in there. I don’t know who this guy is, but he keeps showing up in my place.
It’s Steven with a “V.” Always has been, always will be. I know, it’s a small thing in this world of war, hunger, crashing stock markets (today should be a real doozy), etc., but really, it’s simple. Please? SteVen. It even saves you a letter. It’s economical, efficient, and just plain the Right Thing To Do.