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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.

Apr 17, 2019

Today’s guest is Erik Hermanson who teaches 6-12 band in Cleveland, MN. Erik has built a program over 25 years that has an incredible amount of administrative, community, parent, and student support. He has approximately 90% of the student population in the band program and also serves as his school’s co-head...

Apr 10, 2019

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Today’s conversation is with Pete Guenther from Owatonna High School in Owatonna, MN. Pete and I talk about the program at Owatonna high school and how he navigates leading a large program with a small staff. In addition we talk about his interesting connection with Alex Shapiro and...

#20: Podcast Update - The First 20

Apr 3, 2019

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Hey everyone, I thought it would be good to take a few minutes to give a quick update on the podcast and some of the things that are coming down the pipeline.

This is podcast episode #20. That might not seem like a lot but from the production side of things, it is a small milestone in...