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Face to Face with History A Utah High School Marching Band in Normandy, France The year 2004 marked the 60th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. For years, I have dreamt of bringing young American musicians to Normandy to participate in this once in a lifetime event. Thanks to a remarkable group of students, this dream was realized, surpass ...
The University of Michigan Bands: The Man Behind the Legacies While the beginning of the long-standing tradition of excellence associated with the University of Michigan Bands is often solely credited to former director William D. Revelli, the generations of dedicated students and outstanding faculty who came to Michigan both during and after his 36-yea ...
THE SOUNDS OF ORMANDY AND MUTI By M. Dee Stewart While visiting with my brother, the bassoonist Larry Stewart, recently, the subject of conductors came up. Understand that my brother is a very qualified musician and observer of musical affairs. He has a doctorate, is a former member of the National Symphony, is a professor at Rowan University, and is a lo ...
Celebrate Sousa's 150th! The Stars and Strips are forever at the University of Illinois- at Urbana - Champaign's Sousa Sesquicentennial Celebration going on all November. Some highlights include a concert featuring Sousa's best-loved marches, an ongoing exhibition of historical artifacts, and lectures about the band icon's contributions to the field of mu ...
Celebrate Sousa's 150th! The Stars and Strips are forever at the University of Illinois- at Urbana - Champaign's Sousa Sesquicentennial Celebration going on all November. Some highlights include a concert featuring Sousa's best-loved marches, an ongoing exhibition of historical artifacts, and lectures about the band icon's contributions to the field of musi ...
Legendary Bandmaster Frederick Fennell Dies at 90 Photo courtesy of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Frederick Fennell, legendary founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor emeritus of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and professor emeritus at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, died December 7, 2004, at his home in Florida after a b ...
Michigan Musical Legends - Dr. Harry Begian By Dr. Jon P. Nichols The career of Harry Begian began and developed right here in the state of Michigan. He is a noteworthy example of the way talent and dedication can inspire one's personal musical growth and accomplishment. His success in educating students through the quality performance "of music that ...
Done With Joy-The Musical Adventure of William Revelli Joseph Dobos ...
DONE WITH JOY—THE MUSICAL ADVENTURE OF WILLIAM REVELLI by Joseph Dobos When the history of instrumental music education of the Twentieth Century is written, the name, William Revelli, will be everywhere and inescapable. At the time of his death in 1994, at the age of 92, he was regarded as one of the great music educators and band conductors of the century. ...