Congratulations Dr. Artis on your historic selection and may your years at Benedict College be filled with success! As a born and raised South Carolinian, I send a big Low Country welcome to you and your family!
I'm hoping that through level - headed discussion, we will all learn something about these bands and the mass band culture.
After more than 50 years, has there been significant innovation within the traditional style?... And Should there be?
This is our fourth installment of “Apps That Make Band Life Easier“. The response to our previous write ups have been overwhelming! Thanks for the support and we are delighted that the information posted has been useful to so many.
I found myself asking why is it ok to learn piano by rote but not trumpet? Are we missing something here?
There are three broad areas that I recommend as the litmus strips for band program consistency.
EXCERPT SEVEN: GROWING MY OWN CROP - In this excerpt Dr Foster discusses the creation of band dance routines, band pageants (themed shows), and the creation & publication of "The Marching Band Bible"
To write or not to write... And what is right? Hopefully this article will help with this copyright conundrum.
In this edition of Scoring and Arranging we discuss the unique sound of Marques Graham!
EXCERPT SIX: THE FAMU BAND CAMP - Dr Foster is credited for the creation of many techniques and maneuvers. Did you know he created the format used for "The Band Camp" as well?