Apr 13, 2022
Retired Colonel Thomas Palmatier shares what drew him to join the military and reflects on his more than 37 years in the United States Army where he served in a wide array of assignments including Leader and Commander of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." Since retirement, Palmatier has kept very active and...
Apr 5, 2022
Tom Merrill spent the first 10 years of his career as a band director and the past 20 years in the festival and travel business. Tom provides great insights and information if you are considering traveling with your group.
Feb 14, 2022
It all started when his junior high school band director told his dad that he thought Ted would make a great band director. Who knew that 50 plus years later he would have degrees in music education, music performance and law. With experience in the music industry, Ted Piechocinski is now director of one of the finest...
Jan 31, 2022
With over 600 titles to his credit, Jay Bocook is one of America's finest and most trusted band composers and arrangers. From his days as a student with the Largo (FL) Band of Gold to returning to his Alma Mater, Furman University as Director of Bands, Jay's story is one of hard work, discipline and determination.
Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Ken Dye shares his journey from a student in California to becoming the Director of Bands at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Dye talks about the role the band plays in preparing his students for their life after college.