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The Band Director's Lounge Podcast

Welcome to the Band Director’s lounge, a podcast about what makes great instrumental music programs. I am a band director trying to build a great program by learning from others and sharing my knowledge along the way.

Jan 31, 2019

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Hello and welcome to the Band Director’s Lounge!

This week we are going to change gears a little bit and take a break from director interviews and explore a book.

Peter Loel Boonshaft is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of...

Jan 23, 2019

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Caleb Rebarchak is the Director of Bands at Bellefonte Area High School in Bellefonte, PA. He is a listener to the Band Director’s Lounge and we first connected when Caleb reached out about the show. Caleb has 10 years of teaching music and band under his belt, but this year is his first year as...

Jan 17, 2019

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Dr.Douglas Orzolek, is a Professor of Music, Director of the Graduate Programs in Music Education, the Associate Director of Bands and the Associate Chair of the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Doug teaches a wide variety of courses at both the...

Jan 9, 2019

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For active teachers, the word “retirement” likely stirs up many emotions; hope, joy, anticipation, and a sense of finally arriving at the mythical “one day” that they have dreamed about. But it may also bring about some fear and anxiety about “what do I do now?” My guest today is a...