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  • Concert Programming for Success

    Thomas Palmatier | March 3, 2020

    We are all constantly striving to come up with the “perfect program,” one that will challenge our students and thrill our audience.

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  • Words Matter

    Thomas Palmatier | February 6, 2020

    “Small people talk about people, medium people talk about things, but big people talk about ideas.”

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  • Colonel’s Book Club

    Thomas Palmatier | January 11, 2020

    The next book I will share with you is Teaching Music with Purpose by Dr. Peter Boonshaft. Peter has written a trilogy of sorts: Teaching Music with Passion and Teaching Music with Promise are the first and third entries in the collection.

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  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

    Thomas Palmatier | December 5, 2019

    Regular readers of this column may recall that in last December’s SBO issue, the title was “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” (see it at http://it.ly/2D4Svlsl ).

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  • From Chaos to Sanity

    Mike Lawson | November 1, 2019

    Last summer at the Colorado Bandmaster’s Association summer workshop, I attended a great clinic by Andrea Hollenbeck called “From Chaos to Sanity.”

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  • Colonel’s Book Club: Reprise

    Mike Lawson | October 3, 2019

    In the July issue of SBO, I suggested starting a “book club” where every three months I would suggest a book that might be of use to SBO readers.

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  • Concert Band Set-up Fundamentals

    Mike Lawson | August 29, 2019

    In doing clinics and adjudications all over the country, I get to see hundreds of bands each year. Nearly all of them, of course, have different instrumentation and perform in widely different environments for both rehearsals and concerts.

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  • Teaching the Great American March

    Mike Lawson | August 2, 2019

    I am often asked to guest conduct and do clinics for ensembles and their most frequent request is that I work on a march.

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  • Colonel’s Book Club

    Mike Lawson | July 5, 2019

    In my ongoing work with several wonderful young music educators, we decide what books that we will read together and then discuss those during a telephone or Skype session.

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  • Now What?

    Mike Lawson | June 6, 2019

    At some point, every band or orchestra director will either retire or move to another career.

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  • Who Are Honor Ensembles Really For?

    Mike Lawson | May 8, 2019

    I have been blessed with the privilege of working with many honor ensembles over the last few years.

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