One Sunday morning in February 1892, young Herbert L. Clarke (1867- 1945), upon prompting from his brother Ernest, auditioned for the famous Gilmore Band.

Read more: What Was an Audition Like with Gilmore?

If you’re like me, you’re busy preparing literature with your band for contests and festivals. And, if you’re like me, your band plays chorales every day.

Read more: Commentary: Using Chorales to Teach Intonation, Articulation, and Phrasing

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