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  • Country Sketches
    I am pleased to announce that Country Sketches is now available from Bandworks Publications. This two movement work encapsulates growing up on a farm in ...
  • PMEA Summer Conference 2015
    I am looking forward to presenting tomorrow at the 2015 PMEA Summer Conference in Harrisburg tomorrow. The session is entitled “Even ensemble directors need P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.” ...
  • Songs of Soldiers Debut
    It was a wonderful moment to share the stage with the Musician’s Concert Band on Thursday evening as they gave the debut of “Songs of ...
  • A Scottish Sunrise Debut!
    Many thanks to Mark Falvo and Eric Schrader for inviting me to write for the students of the Canon-McMillan “Big Mac” Band this past year. ...
  • Summer 2015 – The Days Are Just Packed!
    Hello friends and colleagues! I hope all of you have experienced a successful end to your school year and are ready to recharge this summer. ...
  • Three things I've learned this summer
    It is almost the end of July...and for me, that means the start of the school year is right around the corner! Today, I'm hosting ...
  • Organizing your games and activities
    I've had such a great summer so far, but I know that with school a month and a half away, I should probably start thinking ...
  • Three ways to prepare for the new school year
    Hi everyone!I know summer isn't over...but the school year is looming closer. We start on August 10...and of course, there is SO much to ...
  • Instagram contest
    Hi everyone!Just a quick blog post today to announce the winners of my first ever Instagram contest! It was really fun to look at ...
  • Instagram Giveaway!
    Hi everyone!I just got home from my trip to Vegas for the TpT conference, but wanted to write a quick blog post about a ...
  • The Road Home
    The Road Home  Michael Dennis Browne Tell me where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost, so long ...
  • Dear Mr. Dengler…with much love
    Two weeks ago, I called my dear high school music teacher, Mr. Dengler, to tell him that I have been appointed as the new Director ...
  • Finding New Choral Music – Ola Gjeilo
    Lately, I’ve been longing to hear great new music. New choral music to be specific. Sometimes, you just need to hear a beautiful SATB choir to ...
  • Walking This Way
    It’s been a great teaching and learning year. As I look ahead, there are just 5 more weeks of school; I can’t help but reflect ...
  • For the Love of Reading!
    {I have been quite reticent lately due to my involvement with the middle school musical – which I will reflect later. I wanted to quickly ...
  • Whoa. Big news from MakeMusic.
    https://www.makemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Weezic-Acquisition-Press-Release-final.pdf?utm_source=cheetah&utm_medium=email I don't know about your district, but mine has really gone in for Chromebooks.  We are 1:1 with that family of ...
  • First SmartMusic Assignment Is Out The Door.
    I have my first SmartMusic assignment out the door for all of my students as of last Friday. Because of the parent-student-teacher happening next ...
  • SmartMusic Enrollment Time!
    www.smartmusic.com (Background: At my middle school we are requiring everyone to have an account and we are paying for it with a student ...
  • Where Have I Been?
    Yikes! It has been a while since I have posted here. Personally, it has been an eventful summer for me and my family. ...
  • SmartMusic Training!
    https://www.smartmusic.com/training/smartmusic-workshops/ Are you looking for license renewal hours?  Are you required by your state to get some hours in "technology" even though you ...

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