Starfire Fanfare

Recently, at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, I had an interesting conversation with a director.  She said that she wished there was more beginning band repertoire that taught 6/8, and that most of what she had found was too hard.  I put this conversation in the back of my brain and let it cook…

Beginners Rock

I have been a full time composer so long that sometimes, I think, people forget that I started my career as an educator.  I was a band director for twelve years in Harrisburg, AR, and when I say I was a band director, what I actually mean is I was THE band director (for eight…