In all areas of the country, marching band is a vital part of the high school fall experience. While the type of band your school enjoys varies from performing at football games and pep rallies to high-level competition, marching band is a traditional key to a successful spirit-filled fall.
Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Are you a music teacher or director? If so, would you “Like” to win a $1,000 Pepper Gift Card? Simple enough, right? Actually, it is!
Ever wonder who’s on the other end of your phone call, email, fax, or mail order when you contact J.W. Pepper? Ever wonder who staffs these areas for 12 ½ hours a day and 10 hours on Saturdays? We are extremely fortunate to have many dedicated employees with a lot of experience, passion and drive to help you with your music needs.
Whether it’s the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, club bands, a college recital or Pat Metheny, live music is special. Unfortunately, it’s also somewhat taken for granted in an era and generation where just about everything is digital, recorded, synced, uploaded, downloaded, or streamed over various sources. We tend to forget how important, and refreshing, music is live.
Drum Corps International, the premiere marching music entity, recently held their world championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. I had the pleasure of being in attendance for the week’s activities.
I recently had the honor of interviewing composer and teacher Frank Ticheli. In addition to composing, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. He is well known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire.
March is Music In Our Schools Month! As part of this month-long celebration of music, the Montgomery County Concert Band of which I am a member participated in a unique and positive musical experience that combined generations of musicians.
Looking back on my high school and college percussion studies, I recall working through many of Garwood Whaley’s books. I particularly liked working with Recital Solos for Snare Drum and Primary Handbook for Mallets to name a few.
Sean O’Loughlin is a rising name in the music world. His music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring.