Everything Band Podcast
Conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.
info_outline Episode 193 - Paula Crider 06/02/2021
Episode 193 - Paula Crider Paula Crider has had an illustrious 33 year teaching career as a band director, 17 of those as the director of the University of Texas Longhorn Band. She continues to be powerful voice in the band community as a clinician and consultant.
info_outline Episode 192 - JaRod Hall 05/24/2021
Episode 192 - JaRod Hall JaRod Hall is a band director in Frisco, Texas and an up and coming composer at the beginning of his writing career. He is infectiously positive throughout our conversation about his creative journey, including a discussion of representation and why it matters for our students.
info_outline Episode 191 - Greg Bimm 05/12/2021
Episode 191 - Greg Bimm Greg Bimm has been the band director at Marian Catholic in Chicago for 44 years. During his time there his bands have been consistently excellent both on the marching field and on the stage, including Bands of America's Grand National Champion seven times and a whopping 40 straight years undefeated in their class at the Illinois Superstate competition.
info_outline Episode 190 - Alfred Watkins 05/05/2021
Episode 190 - Alfred Watkins Alfred Watkins was the longtime band director at Lasseter High School in Georgia and one of the finest band directors of his generation. He joins the show to talk about his career and share the wisdom from his 37 years as an instrumental music teacher.
info_outline Episode 189 - James Swearingen 04/26/2021
Episode 189 - James Swearingen James Swearengen has composed over 700 published works and is one of the most recognizable names in the wind band community. He joins me to discuss not only his music but also the story his early career as a band director and some of the wisdom he has acquired over a stellar career.
info_outline Episode 188 - Ronnie Wooten 03/31/2021
Episode 188 - Ronnie Wooten Dr. Ronald Wooten is a professor of music at Northern Illinois University and has a long history of success as a band director and music educator. He joined the show to spin an entertaining story of his life and share some tremendous wisdom.
info_outline Episode 187 - Colin Peters and Jake Walker 03/17/2021
Episode 187 - Colin Peters and Jake Walker In this special episode we welcome Colin Peters and Jake Walker to the podcast and interview them to learn their stories and hear their plans for the future of the podcast. Topics covered include origin stories, teaching during COVID, teaching beginners, and their answers to the big questions.
info_outline Episode 186 - Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin 03/02/2021
Episode 186 - Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin is the director of bands at Penn State University. She joined the show to share the story of her career, challenges that she has faced, and some thoughts about concert band programming.
info_outline Episode 185 - Jared Cassedy 02/18/2021
Episode 185 - Jared Cassedy Jared Cassedy is the current band director at Lexington High School in Massachusetts, after teaching in New Hampshire for many years. He was the 2015 recipient of the Grammy Music Educator of the Year award and offers some great perspective for all band directors.
info_outline Episode 181 - Mark Spede 11/24/2020
Episode 181 - Mark Spede Mark Spede is the band director at Clemson University and the current president of the College Band Directors National Association. In this episode he shares his story and talks about CBDNA’s role in funding the aerosol study at the University of Colorado.
info_outline Episode 179 - Susan L. Smith 11/02/2020
Episode 179 - Susan L. Smith Susan L. Smith has taught general, choral, and instrumental music at the elementary through collegiate level in Florida, Virginia and Alabama and has served as an author, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator across the United States
info_outline Episode 178 - Scott Rush 10/05/2020
Episode 178 - Scott Rush Scott Rush is the Director of Fine and Performing Arts in Dorchester School District Two in South Carolina and is the former Director of Bands at Wando High School. He is the lead author of the "Habits" series published by GIA and is an active conductor, adjudicator and clinician.
info_outline Episode 177 - Nicholas Williams 09/22/2020
Episode 177 - Nicholas Williams Nicholas Williams is an Associate Professor of Music, Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony and Concert Band at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He joins the show to talk about growing up and starting his career in Texas and his recent move to Australia.
info_outline Episode 174 - Daniel Morrison 08/24/2020
Episode 174 - Daniel Morrison Daniel Morrison is the Director of Bands at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas where he and the the bands under his direction have performed at the Midwest Clinic, marched in both the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Parade, and been consistent Bands of America Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Finalists.
info_outline Episode 172 - Christian Michael Folk 08/10/2020
Episode 172 - Christian Michael Folk Christian Michael Folk is a graduate student in music education at the University of South Carolina and the creator of the Diverse Composers of Wind Band Music database. He joins the show to tell the story of his young career and to share the story of how the database came to exist, some of the criticisms he faces, and thoughts about diversity in music education practice.
info_outline Episode 171 - Eric Jimenez 07/27/2020
Episode 171 - Eric Jimenez Eric Jimenez is a co-host of The Score podcast and assistant band director at Prairie View A&M University. He joins the show for an exceptional conversation about his career, being a Latino band director, and ways that we can create more culturally responsive classrooms.
info_outline Episode 169 - Justin McLean 07/14/2020
Episode 169 - Justin McLean Justin McClean is a band director in Houston, Texas and co-host of the “The Score”, which is an urban music education podcast. He joins the show for a very remarkable conversation about how we build a better band community.
info_outline Episode 167 - Cheryl Floyd 06/29/2020
Episode 167 - Cheryl Floyd Cheryl Floyd has taught middle school band in Austin, TX for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded middle school band directors in the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has commissioned or been part of the consortium for 14 works for band.
info_outline Episode 164 - Robert Ambrose 06/01/2020
Episode 164 - Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose is the director of bands at Georgia State University, the conductor of the Atlanta Chamber Winds and the National Chamber Winds, founder of the Digital Director's Lounge, and is the chair of the CBDNA Covid-19 Response Committee.