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November 21, 2008

Colorado State University

I’ve just spent a packed and rewarding two days at CSU here in Fort Collins, Colorado, working with the Wind Ensemble (directed by Steve Moore) and the Symphonic Band (directed by Miller Asbill). The Symphonic Band performed MetaMarch and Rise, and I must say Rise is even harder than I’d thought – especially at the… continued

November 3, 2008

Duluth Days 2 & 3

(posting from a fogged-in Duluth airport, where I await a bus to Minneapolis since my 7am flight (and all flights) in and out of Duluth are not happening…)The remainder of the weekend here in Duluth was great. Saturday (Day 2) the two High School Honor bands rehearsed in the morning, and we gave the concerts… continued

October 29, 2008

Madison, WI and Duluth, MN

This afternoon I’ll be on my way to WMEA in Madison, WI, where the Univ. MN Duluth Wind Ensemble under Mark Whitlock will perform Suite Dreams on Thursday morning at 11:30. Immediately after that, I hop on the bus with the UMD band and we drive six hours up to Duluth, where I’ll spend… continued

October 27, 2008

Well THAT was fun!

The Ecstatic Waters performance yesterday here at UT went really well. I’m still a bit stunned by it. We had one problem with feedback in the Bassoon mics (same thing that happened at Bowling Green – in the same place I think), which is weird in that it never happened in any rehearsals, but has… continued

October 25, 2008

Bowling Green recap

Got back yesterday morning from Bowling Green, and headed straight from the airport to rehearsal at UT for this Sunday’s concert. More about that shortly.It was great to be back in BG – sort of a second home to me after spending a year in residence there, and this was my third time at their… continued