Year One of New Beginnings

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I’ve neglected this personal space more than normal this past academic year mainly because i feel like i’ve been running a mile a minute ever since last August.  The job has always had a measure of crazy-busy-all-of-the-time, but this year was different – this year I was promoted and became the Assistant Director of Bands, and it all happened rather suddenly in the closing part of last summer. I remember very clearly a conversation that […]

The TUMB is hiring for our Drumline Instructor/Operations Manager position

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So i’ve neglected this personal space and some of my personal projects for a while now because I was rather suddenly promoted from being the Drumline Instructor/Operations Manager to being the Assistant Director of Bands and have become much more crazy busy than i anticipated i would be.  A separate blog entry about how that’s been going is coming soon, but I thought i’d plug the position here and talk in a little bit more […]

marching drum solos

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so i’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming and designing of the TUMB’s Les Miserablés drum solo based very loosely on “Attack on Rue Plumet”, and i thought it would be worthwhile to talk about a small but significant mental shift regarding its compositional conception because of the context of the TUMB. The general philosophy of the TUMB creative design is to find a way to make it both simultaneously fulfilling for the membership (most […]