Breathing Gym

Yes, you read that right: breathing gym. When I state those words to people who have never heard of this kind of training, I am often met with surprise and skepticism. However, it is a wonderful thing to learn from and take advantage of if you are a wind player or if you teach a wind ensemble. Continue reading “Breathing Gym”

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March Fourth!

cropped-15037271_10210226988778537_1216626721793742348_n.jpgOn March 4th, band members everywhere took to social media with the hashtag “#marchfourth” (a play on the phrase “march forth”) to celebrate the magic that is marching band. DCI (Drum Corps International) has pushed for the holiday to be nationally recognized for several years now in order to promote and garner mass support for marching bands. In marching bands, students learn how to memorize music, work as a team, pay attention to detail, play with strength and confidence, and walk with an 8-to-5 swagger. Continue reading “March Fourth!”