Loving Life

We are loving life. True, things are super busy these days around our house. Our family calendar is full of concerts, recitals, lessons, rehearsals and all the other things that make a life. But, we still take time to check in with those we love. Checking in means...

Hurdles of September

We have cleared the hurdles of September! Jeff jumped into the 2012-13 school year at Fort Hays State University. Lessons are scheduled. Classes are in full swing (including the grading). Marching band season is rolling. And, Jeff’s fanfare...

Premiere: Overdrive

“Overdrive” a brass and percussion fanfare will be premiered by The University of Texas–Arlington brass under the direction of Dr. Douglas Stotter on September 18, 2012 at the season opening of the Dallas Wind Symphony. This piece was composed by Dr....

To arrange or not?

Should pieces for band and/or orchestra be significantly altered to make them accessible for young players? I have just returned from the state convention where this topic was raised again. For the record, I am not referring to transcriptions in which one either...