This episode of One More Time talks about band buildings, what makes them unique, and the people behind them. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) shares some of the unique places the Sousa band performed. Dr. Michael Weiss-Holmes of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts provides a two-minute technique. Our main story looks at several of the band buildings around the country and what makes them special. A special thank you to Prof. Dave Woodley of Indiana University, Prof. Randall Coleman of the University of Alabama, Prof. Barry L. Houser of the University of Illinois, and Dr. Timothy T. Anderson of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for sharing their stories.
This episode of One More Time talks about the audition process and how different people approach it. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) shares how Sousa often recruited members for his band. Dr. DaLaine Chapman of Florida Atlantic University provides a two-minute rehearsal technique. Then we talk to several students auditioning for the Marching Illini and their experience of preparing and completing that audition.
This episode of One More Time talks about moving on from a band program, both as a director and as a student. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) shares how Sousa fostered fraternity in the band. Dr. Bruce Moss provides a two-minute rehearsal technique. Then we talking to students who have aged out from various organizations, including drum corps, high school, and college marching band. We end this segment by talking with Fred Allen, former Director of Bands from Stephen F. Austin State University who talks about his transition into retirement. The episode wraps up with Tyler S. Grant discussing his piece “Paceline” for advanced trombone and young band in the final Source Material segment.
This episode of One More Time takes us on the road. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) shares the story of the Sousa Band’s 1903 trip to Ireland. Dr. Tim Lautenheiser provides a two-minute rehearsal technique. After our trip with Sousa, we hop on the road with the Illinois Wind Symphony to their New York City performance, followed by the Marching Illini’s eighth tour to the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The episode wraps up with Dr. Dominick DiOrio discussing his piece “Gathering” in the Source Material segment.
This episode of One More Time is all about stories. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) shares a few Sousa stories. Craig Kirchoff provides a two-minute rehearsal technique. There are multiple stories during the episode from Robert Boudreau, Frank Battisti, Tyler S. Grant, and Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. The episode wraps up with Dr. Benjamin Dean Taylor discussing his piece "Maze of 1000 Mirrors" in the Source Material segment.
In this episode of One More Time, we explore military bands from Sousa to today. Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music) tells us about Sousa serving with the Great Lakes Navy Band during World War I. Col. Michael Colburn (Former Director of "The President's Own" Marine Band, retired) provides a two-minute rehearsal technique. We talk with Colonel Jason K. Fettig (Director of "The President's Own" Marine Band) and Lieutenant Kelly Cartwright (Navy Pacific Fleet Band Bandmaster) about their experiences in the military bands. The episode wraps up with Viet Cuong discussing his piece "Diamond Tide" in the Source Material segment.
"One More Time" explores banding in Australia. We are joined on this episode by Joanne Heaton (doctoral candidate, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and music teacher at Our Lady of Sion College), Bruce Herriman (Principal, Instrumental Music School Services at Department of Education and Training, Western Australia), Rob McWilliams (Educational Outreach Clincian, Yamaha Australia), Monte Mumford (retired band director and Advisor and Lead Educator for the Melbourne Youth Orchestra Teacher Professional Development Programme), and John Lynch (Associate Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music) provides a story of Sousa's trip to Australia with his band, and the Source Material segment is about "Into the Sun" by Australian composer, Jodie Blackshaw.
Pictures of the refurbishing of Grainger's door
The title of this episode is taken from Ben Franklin's famous quote, and is used as the basis for our story. The episode explores the relationship between Sousa and his manager David Blakely from Scott Schwartz (Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), a two-minute rehearsal technique by Dr. Stephen Peterson (Director of Bands, University of Illinois). The Source Material segment features Michael Markowski and "The Cave You Fear." Derek Jenkins discusses the Iowa Band Tax, Matthew Maslanka talks about his father's passing, and several Marching Illini members discuss the death of a recent member.
This month we offer a timely episode of "One More Time" focusing on females in the band world. The episode explores Sousa's "women in white" (told by Carol Berthold, volunteer at the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), offers interviews with Dr. Courtney Snyder, Dr. Andrea Brown, Prof. Paula Crider, and Dr. Emily Threinen. The Source Material segment features Alex Shapiro and "Paper Cut" and the Two-Minute Rehearsal Technique is given by Lt. Kelly Cartwright of the USN Pacific Fleet Band, who is a Illinois graduate.
League of American Orchestras website: http://www.americanorchestras.org/learning-leadership-development/diversity-resource-center/the-league-s-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-strategy.html
Alex Shapiro's Programming Resources page, which lists many ways to discover pieces by female composers
“Peaches and Cream” – Sousa, performed by the USMB
“Thieving at 3” – Zia, soundcloud.com/ziaudio
“podcast mood” – Zia, soundcloud.com/ziaudio
This MiniBand features a full episode of Andrew Hitz's "The Entrepreneurial Musician" podcast, which consists of an interview with David Cutler. During the episode, they discuss ten tips for savvy musicians in 2017.
Click here to see more of "The Entrepreneurial Musician"
This Valentine's Day episode of "One More Time" focuses on the relationships developed through and influenced by bands. The episode explores Sousa falling in love (told by Scott Schwartz, Director of the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), recounts the Drs. Peterson history together from Northwest to the University of Illinois, Dr. John Lynch of the Sydney Conservatorium discusses how sexual orientation has played into his career, and we look at a recent engagement of two Iowa band members. Jon Noworyta (Doctoral Candidate, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) provides a two-minute rehearsal technique, and Frank Ticheli provides some information on "Blue Shades."
This MiniBand features a full episode of Mark Connor's "Everything Band" podcast. During the episode, he interviews middle school band director Tiffany Hitz. Mark was featured on our previous episode, and he recently released an episode featuring Sean Smith, Executive Producer of "One More Time" and Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Illinois.
The American Wind Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Robert Boudreau are the focus of this month's episode. There are several guests throughout our episode within the segments, including Scott Schwartz (Director, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music), Chip DeStefano (Director, McCracken Middle School), Mark Connor (Everything Band podcast), and Dr. David Biedenbender (Assistant Professor of Composition, Michigan State University), and a rehearsal peek with Dr. Andrew Boysen, Jr. (Professor of Music, University of New Hampshire) leading the All-Illinois Junior Band.
Cyclotron page from David Biedenbender's website, which includes a full recording and perusal score.
This episode takes the listener through a game day with the Marching Illini. We will be visited by several guests, including Scott Schwartz (Director, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music), H. Robert Reynolds (retired Director of Bands, University of Michigan), Dr. J. Ashley Jarrell (Director of Instrumental Music, University of North Georgia), and Dr. Eli Fieldsteel (Assistant Professor of Composition-Theory and Director of the Experimental Music Studio, University of Illinois).
New to this episode is a segment called "Source Material." Composers are invited to talk about one piece of music they have composed and give us their analysis of the work.
This episode focuses on the relationship between bands and athletic activities. We will be visited by several guests, including Scott Schwartz (Director, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music), Prof. Bernhard Scully (Professor of Horn, University of Illinois and Member of the Canadian Brass), Prof. Betsy McCann (Director of Athletic Bands, University of Minnesota), Prof. Barry Houser (Director of Athletic Bands, University of Illinois), Quinten Breach (Member, Marching Illini), and Josh Whitman (Director of Athletics, University of Illinois).
From "From the Archives" with Scott Schwartz
Three Strikes Two-Step by A.W. Bauer
“Fig Leaf Times Two" (that's the song I took)
“National Game March” by the United States Marine Band
In between our monthly installments, we hope to release what we will call "Minibands." These will be full interviews and unused materials from our episodes, and on occasion new stuff. Minibands will be a little less polished than our regular episodes, so items will generally be introduced at the beginning and roll into each other from there.
Our first miniband contains the full interviews from our first episode, which were cut due to time. there is a ton of information in these interviews.
In this episode we explore several important firsts for the wind band, including the first band, the first marching band, and the first Marine Band concert. We are joined by special guests: Dr. Elizabeth Peterson (Associate Director of Bands, University of Illinois), Scott Schwartz (Director, Sousa Archive and Center for American Music), Larry Dwyer (Assistant Director of Bands, University of Notre Dame), Barry Houser (Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, University of Illinois), John Pasquale (Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands, University of Michigan), Gary Smith (President, American Bandmasters Association), and Gunnery Sgt. Kira Wharton (Historian, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band).
Sources and Credits
Canzon per sonar primi toni a 8, Ch. 170, James Howard Young
Funeral March of a Marionette, Eastern Wind Symphony
La Gracieuse – 2. Minuet I, Jennifer Paull
Orient et Occident, Op 25, United States Marine Band
Sheridan’s Ride, United States Marine Band
“Oskee Wow-Wow” and “Pride of the Illini” provided by the Illinois Bands
“Podcast mood” composed by Ziarrah Fox
“Victors” provided by Dr. John Paquale, Director of Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands