Pastime: a tribute to baseball for concert band

Baseball. America’s pastime. Anyone who knows me knows my love for the Chicago Cubs. Since elementary school, I have watched the boys in blue play in the Friendly Confines. The play of Ryne Sandberg first drew me in. His ability to run down any ball hit his way and throw out a runner was amazing. …

‘The System’ is ideal marching band text

When teaching or coaching any activity, proper resource selection is crucial. For marching band, no resource is as thorough than “The System” by Gary Smith. Recently, I received a copy of Gary Smith’s The System in exchange for writing this review.  The opinions expressed are my own. When you wish to perform well in your craft, you …