Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Schedule Posted

Hello to everyone. I just wanted to note that the complete summer schedule (which was detailed in the info packet brought home in May) has been posted on the band documents site. Just click on the link on the left sidebar of this page, click on "Show all pages" at the bottom the pbwiki site, and find the "Summer Schedule" page. There are details on the Oak Park July 4th parade, as well.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MMB Videos

Here are links to youtube videos that feature the Michigan Marching Band performing the very same arrangements that are featured in our Fall 2008 marching show.  It would be a good idea to listen to them and maybe even try to play along with them.

You Shook Me All Night Long:
Piano Man:
American Pie:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Great Article

This is a link to a great article in the Arts section of the New York Times from over the weekend. It's a very accurate picture, I think, of the dichotomy facing working classical musicians, with professional pursuits on one hand and the real world public school situation on the other.

Thank you to Carole Gatwood for the heads-up on the article...