Category Archives: teachers

Don’t Coddle Our Children

Taken from an Internet post that has been making the rounds. I would love to attribute this composition if possible. Putting it here so that I can find it again. A young man went to seek an important position at … Continue reading

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Remember School Detention? Anybody…?

“I was rather a poor student, too easily distracted – did a lot of gazing out of windows, fine for training to be a writer, but not a great way to achieve in the classroom. The truth is that I … Continue reading

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In Search of Star-Studded Skies

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller The Architizer starts this very interesting conversation: “Cities have got a lot of … Continue reading

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Band Leadership: The Binmore Scale

by Peter Greene One of the great challenges of band leadership is concert programming. Many well-meaning directors suffer under the quaint notion that programming is somehow related to informed and intelligent choices based on an understanding of quality music. This … Continue reading

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Swing dance your way to health and happiness

With so many bands it’s about their ego. But we’re just servants to the dancers; we wouldn’t be anything without them.” ~ Heather Ellison, of the Savoy Swingers I was looking at some pictures of the dancers at one of … Continue reading

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Those who can,TEACH…

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Microsoft Jazz Band does Zoot Suit Riot

The MJB performed their first gig (of five per year) on Seattle’s Eastside at the Third Place Commons. Did I mention how much I love working at Microsoft? We usually have two practices before a gig and the roster rotates … Continue reading

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Now You’re Faculty ~ Welcome to Hell

This joke is attributed to David Hite. (1/21/99) One day while walking downtown, a musicologist was hit by a bus and was tragically killed. Her soul arrived up in Heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. … Continue reading

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