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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!"  

Dec 1, 2020

Eric Tinkler and Dr. Philip Payne of Kansas State University talk about their Not Your Forte podcast designed to help music education majors and young teachers on a variety of subjects.


Nov 23, 2020

From how he got the name "Doc" to playing on a bugle without a mouthpiece, Doc Severinsen's career is one built on hard work and an understanding that you just have to do the job...which means, you had better practice and get your act together.   This conversation sheds great light on why Doc is the greatest...


Nov 16, 2020

Timothy Mahr began writing music to impress a girl but that didn't go very well.  Fortunately, he didn't give up writing music and today remains one of the most refreshing voices for the band world.  From composing new music to teaching composition at St. Olaf to directing the band, this conversation sheds insight into...


Nov 7, 2020

Alex Kaminsky is Director of Bands at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL.   Alex shares his journey, his mission to prepare great music teachers through his work and why VanderCook is such a special place to learn how to become a music teacher.


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.