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Band Nerd Cast

Nov 30, 2018

In the first of a multi-part series, I aim to debunk the myth that the Alto Clarinet is a poor instrument that should be banished from band halls everywhere. In this episode, I talk a little about my own experience and then I have a discussion with Joe Clark a performer, arranger, and composer who makes extensive use of...


Nov 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! This episode is a big thank you to all the listeners. I talk about some behind the scenes stuff and give my top ten list of my favorite band works.


Nov 16, 2018

In this episode, I take a look at Adolphe Sax, who I consider the most important individual in the history of the wind band.


Nov 9, 2018

I take a deeper dive into one of the most important wind band works of the 19th Century - Berlioz's Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale.


Nov 2, 2018

I make a big announcement! I'm starting a new wind ensemble in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a new focus geared towards authentic performance practices.