Virtual Honor Band Information

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 We are very excited to offer our annual Middle School Honor Band in a new format this year. We hope that you and your students can use these resources as we navigate a virtual learning environment. This year’s honor band will consist of a series of videos that range from conversations with guest composers, breakout sessions, and masterclasses. We endeavored to make this year’s virtual event asynchronous, so you and your students can utilize these videos in class or online. These resources are free to use.

Visit our Virtual Middle School Honor Band Virtual Playlist Here

2020 Virtual Format

Welcome from Adam Dalton, Director of Bands and Chris Schletter, Director of Athletic Bands (1:08)

Guest Clinicians
Conversation with Randall Standridge; composer, conductor, and educator (31:53)

Lesson with master teacher, Taylor Nails, Band Director at Fayette Middle School, AL (22:57)

Breakout Sessions
Music History with Vicki Stroeher (11:38)
Topic: William Billings and his melody, Chester

Composition  with Mark Zanter (5:37)
Topic: Zanter’s piece “Waves of the Sun”

Practice Tips with music major, Sarah Petrea (3:38)

Marshall Composition Students Discuss their recent compositions (26:30)

Masterclasses
Flute with Wendell Dobbs (6:38)
Oboe with Richard Kravchack (Coming Soon)
Clarinet with Ann Bingham (11:15)
Saxophone with Ed Bingham (21:49)
Bassoon with Kay Lawson (21:59)
Horn with Steve Lawson (22:26)
Low Brass with Mike Stroeher (13:03)
Percussion with Steve Hall (10:30)