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December 20, 2005

Francis McBeth documentary interview

Chuck Dovish, local television and radio legend, is coming out to the house to interview me for a documentary on Francis McBeth. I don’t know more than that – will fill in details this evening…Most important question: what should I wear?!?

December 19, 2005

Midwest 2005 Recap

I’m home and recovering from my ninth Midwest (and the fifth year in a row BCM has had a booth). Had a great time, as always. On Wednesday, I ran into my old mentor and first composition teacher, Francis McBeth, at the Southern Music booth:Always great to see he and his wife Mary – they’re… continued

December 13, 2005

Midwest Clinic, 2005

This morning I head to Chicago for the annual band and orchestra bacchanale / geekfest known as The Midwest Clinic. This is the fifth year for the BCM booth (#325 – come see us!), and we’re going to mix it up a little bit this time with some spiffy new iPods in addition to… continued

December 2, 2005

RedLine for Wind Ensemle PREMIERE!

RedLine for Wind Ensemble was premiered last evening, December 1st, 2005, by the Rowan State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of John Pastin! I’ll post more about it soon, including their big performance of it at the CBDNA Eastern Div. Conference in March, and several other possible performances coming up in the Spring!

November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving Skeet

Thanksgiving was a day of learning: my mother and brother and I visited relatives down in Murfreesboro, AR, where my father grew up. This is waaaay out there on a farm in the backwoods of Arkansas. I learned how to mix feed for the cattle (2:1 ratio of corn meal to hay), checked out the… continued

November 13, 2005

Ron Bryant, 1942-2005

(I’d been undecided as to whether to do this. I’m a rather private person, and I don’t tend to post about my personal life here. This is too fundamentally important to go unmarked.)“Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessul men with… continued

November 7, 2005

Bowling Green, OH Festival

A week overdue, but at long last (and I know you’ve all* awaited this moment, barely able to function in the interim), here’s the skinny on my trip to the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival.* All = the 2 or 3 people patient enough to check this blog even though it changes at… continued

October 3, 2005

10 Years!

October 2005 marks 10 years since I first put up a website. It wasn’t back then, it was my student webspace on the UNT webserver, of course, but I’m still going to count it.Back then, there were no mp3s, and I posted low-quality, mono, 8-bit, 15-second clips of Loose Id for Brass Quintet and… continued