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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!"  

Jul 14, 2020

Stan Schoonover of Fairfax County, VA talks about turning down a science scholarship to become a band director and Bob Buckner of Waynesville, NC shares his story of a $50 per semester scholarship he received to pursue his dream.  Two great band directors who had incredible careers offer a look at what led them to be...


Jul 8, 2020

Jerry Hoover takes us through his 50-plus year career.  From his days as a student at Drury College to becoming the Director of Bands at Southwest Missouri State University, Jerry shares his secrets of success: hard work, a can-do attitude, being a good musician, loving teaching, bringing music to the people, and being...


Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Danielle Gaudry, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Cal State East Bay shares her story. Influenced by a father who played guitar and could not read music, Danielle's journey is fascinating and highlights the fact that there is no "right" way for students to start their musical journeys. Dr....


Jun 21, 2020

Kevin Lepper provides some strategies to get your percussionists ready for the fall, including marching band and the year in total.  Dr. Bruce Moss, Director of Bands at Bowling Green (OH) State University and Conductor of the Wheaton (IL) Municipal Band shares his story and provides some history and insights on the...


Jun 15, 2020

Glen Schneider of Metea Valley High School hopes to inspire students to learn and repeatedly asks them "Why Music?"  Scott Teeple, Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin - Madison stresses the human side of band directing.  In addition to knowing the score and being an excellent musician, the conductor must...