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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!"  

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.


Dec 28, 2021

Les Taylor and Charlie have a conversation on the importance of listening to music and the need to create dedicated time to help expand our musical palettes.  


Dec 16, 2021

John Armato makes his second visit to the podcast to talk about all that went into his CD, The Drummer Loves Ballads.  It's a fascinating story, one you will enjoy.  

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay and Dr. Garrett Hope share what to expect with the Ultimate Music Business Summit coming up January 6 - 8, 2022.  


Dec 7, 2021

Paul Murtha served as Chief Arranger for "Pershing's Own," The United States Army Band from 2001 to 2016.  Today, he continues writing and has over 600 published works to his credit.  Since his first theory class with his high school band director, Paul Murtha shares an interesting journey that has led him to become a...


Jul 6, 2021

As a little kid, Mike Lawson loved to sing.  Then a friend's father changed his life by teaching him his first four guitar chords.  His love for music grew but he only had a limited path in traditional school music ensembles. Mike dropped out of high school and started playing in bands.  Today, as publisher of SBO, Jazz...