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Director Award Winner

Raghav M., a sixth grade student in the Clayton School District, has earned The Director Award for Band. The Director Award is given to the student who exhibits outstanding musicianship, outstanding citizenship, and dedication in all aspects of the band … Continue reading

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Playing with The Who at Hollywood Amphitheater

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Edward Garner Senior Recital

Edward Garner, Chaminade 2018, performed his senior recital to a packed Black Box Theater at Chaminade College Preparatory School on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM. The program featured a mix of snare drum, multiple percussion, drum set and marimba … Continue reading

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All-Suburban High School Band Winner

Congratulations to Christian B., Pattonville High School, for being named to the All-Suburban High School Honors Band!

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All-Suburban Middle School Band Winner

Congratulations to Peyton H., Parkway Central Middle School, for being named to the percussion section for the All-Suburban Middle School Honors Band!

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Metro 8 High School audition winners

Congratulations to the following Metro 8 District High School Honors Band winners: Edward G., Chaminade College Preparatory School, First Chair Snare Option Brendan C., Chaminade College Preparatory School, Second Chair Snare Option Sarah A., Lutheran South High School, Second Chair … Continue reading

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Who Should Practice

Practicing is, obviously, the hardest aspect of music to get students to do. I am going to explore the Who, What, Where, When, and How of practicing in the following blog posts, beginning with Who. Who should practice? The short … Continue reading

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Formal Recital Videos

Here are links to YouTube that are performances of my students from the most recent Formal Recital held on February 19, 2017 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School.   … Continue reading

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Practicing versus Rehearsing

I have this discussion several times a year with my students. Most students believe that band class (or choir or orchestra) is the time for them to learn their music. To me, this is like the offense for the football … Continue reading

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Missouri Day of Percussion 2015

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