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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!"  

Oct 29, 2020

Marcia Neel talks about the Music Achievement Council and the First Performance National Day of Celebration.  Cheryl Floyd talks about finding her voice as a teacher and making music a special experience for her students.  


Oct 20, 2020

Col. Larry H. Lang grew up in El Paso, TX and played trombone in both a garage rock band and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.  He never dreamed that he would spend 29 years in the United States Air Force and 26 of those as Commander and Conductor of an Air Force Band.  Col. Lang talks about how music brings...


Oct 8, 2020

Reginald Wright grew up in South Carolina and his career path took him to Proviso East High School in suburban Chicago, a few miles west of downtown.  There he created a program that changed lives.  He gave his students a reason to be there and band became the best part of their lives and the reason many of them...


Oct 1, 2020

Elizabeth Jackson Kirchhoff is a high school band director at Eden Prairie HS, MN who epitomizes the joy of being a band director.  With contagious enthusiasm, Liz recalls teaching music in a town of 300 and now a high school of over 3,000.  Though there are many differences, some things don't change regardless of where...


Sep 24, 2020

George Quinlan, Jr. is President of Quinlan and Fabish Music Company in Burr Ridge, IL.  In their 61st year of servicing the needs of band and orchestra directors and their students, Q and F is the crowned-jewel of school band and orchestra dealers.  With 9 locations, 25 road reps and over 50 technicians, they are a...