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TITLE: Schedule of 2021 events leading into Indianapolis by Drum Corps International

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: July 16, 2021

Starting July 24, Drum Corps International’s “Celebration Tour” will lead participating corps from their respective home cities to summer’s culminating events in Indianapolis. The tour’s 32 events span 14 different states, with regionalized locations strategically placed to provide a safe path to Indianapolis. Event location and venue information is still very tentative, due to the time it takes to receive […]

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TITLE: MBA Podium Masters – Produced for MBA by Nottelmann Music

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: July 16, 2021

Ann Goodwin Clark, Co-Historian for Missouri Bandmasters, had the vision to record interviews with Missouri master teachers in music education.  Ann reached out to me and asked for my assistance in producing and posting these timeless videos.  Below is the current library, with more additions planned for the future.  I believe EVERY music educator will benefit from the wisdom brought […]

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TITLE: Blending Brass

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DATE: July 16, 2021

Curated from the Yamaha Educator Suite – by Elizabeth Geli –  With so many superhero movies hitting the theaters, it’s ironic to hear ensemble directors tell their students, “Don’t be a hero,” when someone is sticking out in the overall sound. Because of the brass instruments’ powerful directional abilities, blending the sound and dynamics of an ensemble can sometimes seem […]

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TITLE: A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson, with Videos

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: May 6, 2021

By Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist, Nottelmann Music –  Why Maynard Ferguson? With all of the great jazz artists in history, what’s so special about the late Maynard Ferguson?  Critics say his showmanship was over that top.  “He’s a one-trick-pony.  He plays screaming high notes and nothing else.”  Well, this observer is proposing that Maynard Ferguson made a unique contribution […]

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TITLE: Organizing a School District’s Music Program and the Care and Feeding of the Young Percussionist

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DATE: April 5, 2021

The Bandmaster’s Podcast, Episode 37: Bill Jastrow, Retired, Indian Prairie School District 204, IL.  Bill Jastrow discusses comprehensive musicianship, organizing a school district’s music program, and the caring and “feeding” of the young percussionist. FULL BIO Spanning 41 years, William Jastrow’s teaching experience ranges from a community high school with an enrollment of 450 students, to Neuqua Valley H.S. with an […]

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TITLE: Teaching Bucket Drumming: 5 Survival Tips

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DATE: March 16, 2021

Curated from the Alfred Blog – By David Birrow  As a trained percussionist, this gig teaching bucket drumming should have been going way better… Sure, it was my first teaching job and it was at a summer camp but currently several dozen 1st and 2nd graders were running around the room wielding drum sticks. Apparently all those hours in the […]

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