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16 minutes ago, cixelsyd said:

Thanks for that.  I now understand where you are coming from. 

One tiny piece of advice, if I may.  Try not to confuse equality-of-opportunity with equality-of-outcomes.

Edit:  my post below is meant to be in response to acolli17.  How I managed to botch it under a cixelsyd post I don’t know.  My apologies——

acolli17, Your FB post is a good read. Thank you for sharing. You’ve obviously put some self-reflection into this. So, it made me think....why do I remain bugged by this, and what is it that’s bothering me?  I keep going back to one thing you wrote - just a whole bunch of white guys. Now, I suspect you wrote this to be light hearted or self effacing. But others in the popular culture today like to weaponize these things. So I keep thinking this:  we can support, or build up, a person or group, without having to tear down another person or group. Kinda - a rising tide lifts all boats - approach. 

So if you were to say, yeah, this is the music I chose, and it’s good stuff. Solid stuff. But I’m thinking, let’s look for some options from women composers. Or, keeping with Regiment’s theme, French composers. Or Catholic composers. Whatever or however the spirit is moving you today. It’s a way to lift up someone without at the same time criticizing another. 

I guess that’s it. Thanks for listening. 

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9 hours ago, cixelsyd said:

Thanks for that.  I now understand where you are coming from. 

One tiny piece of advice, if I may.  Try not to confuse equality-of-opportunity with equality-of-outcomes.

That's a good thing to keep in mind, I'll be sure to do that. Thanks

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9 hours ago, HockeyDad said:

Edit:  my post below is meant to be in response to acolli17.  How I managed to botch it under a cixelsyd post I don’t know.  My apologies——

acolli17, Your FB post is a good read. Thank you for sharing. You’ve obviously put some self-reflection into this. So, it made me think....why do I remain bugged by this, and what is it that’s bothering me?  I keep going back to one thing you wrote - just a whole bunch of white guys. Now, I suspect you wrote this to be light hearted or self effacing. But others in the popular culture today like to weaponize these things. So I keep thinking this:  we can support, or build up, a person or group, without having to tear down another person or group. Kinda - a rising tide lifts all boats - approach. 

So if you were to say, yeah, this is the music I chose, and it’s good stuff. Solid stuff. But I’m thinking, let’s look for some options from women composers. Or, keeping with Regiment’s theme, French composers. Or Catholic composers. Whatever or however the spirit is moving you today. It’s a way to lift up someone without at the same time criticizing another. 

I guess that’s it. Thanks for listening. 

I appreciate the response, for sure. And you're right about my "white guys" comment, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I've worked really hard this year to first program music that was of high quality, but also to keep in mind the diversity of composers and compositions I've selected this year. This is the program that I had for the high school I teach at this past year (and of course we had to do a Bernstein theme for his 100th birthday as well):

Indoor Marching Concert

Concert Band

  • English Folk Fantasy, by Anne McGinty

  • Slavonic Dance No. 8, by Antonin Dvorak arr. Harnsberger

  • Music for Happiness, by Gerald Oswald

Marching Band

  • “Season Highlights”

Winter Concert

Concert Band

  • Chasing Sunlight, by Cait Nishimura

  • A Celebration of Hannukah arr. Howard Rowe

  • Somewhere - Bernstein arr. Brown

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

Wind Symphony

  • Solace Dance, by Nicole Piunno

  • A Simple Song, by Leonard Bernstein arr. Sweeney

  • Sounds of the Season, arr. John Moss

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

Symphonic Band

  • A Musical Toast, by Leonard Bernstein arr. Grundman

  • Tight Squeeze, by Alex Shapiro

  • The Nutcracker Suite, by Pyotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky arr. Johnson

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

District Band Festival

Concert Band

  • Land of Liberty, by James Swearingen

  • Earth Song, by Frank Ticheli

  • Sunchaser, by Carol Britton Chambers

Wind Symphony

  • Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, by Karl L. King arr. Kerchner

  • On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, by David Holsinger

  • Blaze the Trail, by Lisa Galvin

Symphonic Band

  • The Belle of Chicago, by John Philip Sousa

  • Elegy for a Young American, by Ronald Lo Presti

  • Il Burlone, by Julie Giroux (State Band Festival Selection)

  • O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen arr. Reynolds (State Band Festival Selection)

Spring Concert

Concert Band

  • The Rainbow Bridge, by Anne McGinty

  • The Hunger Games, by James Howard arr. Bocook

  • Nemesis, by Gary Fagan

Wind Symphony

  • How to Train Your Dragon, by John Powell arr. O’Loughlin

  • Second Prelude, by George Gershwin arr. Krance

  • Spring Festival, by Chen Yi

Symphonic Band

  • Carnegie Anthem, by William Owens

  • Lake Superior Suite, by Cait Nishimura

  • John Williams in Concert, by John Williams arr. Lavender

  • Pixar Movie Magic arr. Brown

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As a follow up to my last comment, I understand putting together a band concert and programming a drum corps show are two magnificently different challenges. There are far more things to take into consideration for an elite corps. I will definitely still cheer for Phantom loud and hard this summer, and I'm sure their show will be great.

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On 6/5/2019 at 3:51 PM, yogitom said:

Also, most schools in the northeast stat their school year after Labor Day.

fewer and fewer. We started 8/21 I believe...ending tomorrow

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7 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

fewer and fewer. We started 8/21 I believe...ending tomorrow

In North Jersey some schools have football games the weekend before Labor Day.

They start practice around 8/1.

Having classes start after Labor day gives coaches a month of

practice without any conflicts with classes.

 

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12 hours ago, acolli17 said:

I appreciate the response, for sure. And you're right about my "white guys" comment, it was meant in a sarcastic manner. I've worked really hard this year to first program music that was of high quality, but also to keep in mind the diversity of composers and compositions I've selected this year. This is the program that I had for the high school I teach at this past year (and of course we had to do a Bernstein theme for his 100th birthday as well):

Indoor Marching Concert

Concert Band

  • English Folk Fantasy, by Anne McGinty

  • Slavonic Dance No. 8, by Antonin Dvorak arr. Harnsberger

  • Music for Happiness, by Gerald Oswald

Marching Band

  • “Season Highlights”

Winter Concert

Concert Band

  • Chasing Sunlight, by Cait Nishimura

  • A Celebration of Hannukah arr. Howard Rowe

  • Somewhere - Bernstein arr. Brown

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

Wind Symphony

  • Solace Dance, by Nicole Piunno

  • A Simple Song, by Leonard Bernstein arr. Sweeney

  • Sounds of the Season, arr. John Moss

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

Symphonic Band

  • A Musical Toast, by Leonard Bernstein arr. Grundman

  • Tight Squeeze, by Alex Shapiro

  • The Nutcracker Suite, by Pyotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky arr. Johnson

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson (mass band)

District Band Festival

Concert Band

  • Land of Liberty, by James Swearingen

  • Earth Song, by Frank Ticheli

  • Sunchaser, by Carol Britton Chambers

Wind Symphony

  • Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, by Karl L. King arr. Kerchner

  • On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, by David Holsinger

  • Blaze the Trail, by Lisa Galvin

Symphonic Band

  • The Belle of Chicago, by John Philip Sousa

  • Elegy for a Young American, by Ronald Lo Presti

  • Il Burlone, by Julie Giroux (State Band Festival Selection)

  • O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen arr. Reynolds (State Band Festival Selection)

Spring Concert

Concert Band

  • The Rainbow Bridge, by Anne McGinty

  • The Hunger Games, by James Howard arr. Bocook

  • Nemesis, by Gary Fagan

Wind Symphony

  • How to Train Your Dragon, by John Powell arr. O’Loughlin

  • Second Prelude, by George Gershwin arr. Krance

  • Spring Festival, by Chen Yi

Symphonic Band

  • Carnegie Anthem, by William Owens

  • Lake Superior Suite, by Cait Nishimura

  • John Williams in Concert, by John Williams arr. Lavender

  • Pixar Movie Magic arr. Brown

As a current band director in Texas, I need to be better and play more music by female composers. Copying your rep and adding it to my library asap!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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14 hours ago, acolli17 said:

 This is the program that I had for the high school I teach at this past year (and of course we had to do a Bernstein theme for his 100th birthday as well).

That's one busy year for the musicians.  Well done a17.

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Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Is there anything more classic for that December concert?

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And Regiment's Community performance review while Acolli has hijacked the thread to pad his resume'...???

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