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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 23, 2020

Adam Hill, Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor at Romeoville HS, IL and Director of the Chicago Bulls Drum Line chats with Charlie and Adam's college percussion instructor Kevin Lepper about motivating students and how he keeps all the plates spinning.  A fascinating conversation with a young, energetic...

Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Tim and Charlie talk about life after Covid and about the 2020 Virtual Midwest Clinic.  Rick Coulter, retired Supervisor of Fine Arts for Williamsport, PA offers practical and proven ways to advocate for your program.

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...