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Band Talk with Charlie Menghini and Friends

Welcome to Band Talk, the only podcast where it is OK to "Talk in Band!"  

May 24, 2020

Michael Sweeney talks about the composition process and how a before school theory class helped prepare him for his career once he experienced failure in what he really hoped to do.  Dr. John Climer talks about serving the music and provides tips to help bring marches to life.


May 18, 2020

Gary Hill on the conducting process, development & the power of "not yet."  Gary also shares information on The Complete Conductor online seminar he has developed.  Dr. Cory Meals shares his VirtualMusicConference.org website and thoughts on the future of bands.  Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and Charlie have a conversation...


May 11, 2020

First-year teacher Josh Breen talks about creating a place where students feel welcome.  Rachel Maxwell shares thoughts on keeping standards high and engaging students.  Richard Floyd on how Texas' band landscape changed, why Texas bands are different and four things he has learned from his wife.


May 4, 2020

Robert Davis, Olathe Northwest HS, KS talks about his philosophy on connecting with students.  Lord of the Rings composer Johan de Meij shares his musical journey and the process he uses when he composes.  Chip DeStefano of McCracken Middle School in Skokie, IL provides us with four fundamental elements every band...


Apr 26, 2020

Dr. Steve Gage of Youngstown State University talks about expectations and a programming tip he learned from Frederick Fennell.  Matt Ingelson of Desert Hot Springs, CA provides profound insights about adjusting his teaching style to meet the needs of the students and community.  Robert Sloan of Van Wert, OH shares his...