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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!"  

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...

Jun 8, 2020

Jack Williamson, retired Director of Bands at Central Michigan University reflects on his successful career.  He talks about how his master's degree helped him fill in the cracks and why it is important to have high standards.  John and Becky Warren of Mandan, North Dakota share their story of how they met at...

Jun 1, 2020

From Freddy's early days of teaching, Chris deciding the French Horn was not for him and how a movie influenced Michael's career path, the Martins share their story.  Their unconditional love,  support and respect for each other and music is truly inspirational.  Enjoy!