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At 2:27pm on December 21, 2015, Jeff VanderMel said…

Thanks, seemed like a good way to collaborate and share with others in a non-bragging way. If done in the right way we , as directors, we can get an idea of what others are doing.


At 9:05pm on June 16, 2015, David J. Apple said…

Thanks.  Ed is trying to get me down there in Feb. 2016.  Hope to see / meet you in person.

At 11:45am on October 15, 2012, Garth Oliver Bowen said…

Thanks Russ:

Yeah I'm a little off the beaten track when it comes to my gig here at old Hugh Boyd.  This year I'm teaching 3 Blocks of African drumming, so I have a lot of non-musicians in those classes.  Also for the very first time I'm teaching an On-Line music comp 11 class.  Besides that it's grade 8 band, 9-12 concert and 9-12 Jazz band.  We are a pretty small 8-12 school with 790 students.  We also run two blocks of guitar that I do not teach.  I'll be looking for material that may be of help in writing curriculum for the Music comp course, which is a real experiment.  Thanks for all you are doing to support us.  -garth

At 9:18am on August 11, 2012, Darla J. Boyd said…

Hi Russ.  Thank you for the warm welcome.  I'm really looking forward to the camaraderie and sharing that msbanddirector will bring.

Maybe I will have to opportunity to come watch you play one Saturday that you're in St. Augustine.  

Thanks again for the welcome. 

At 9:21am on June 12, 2012, Arthur J. Michaels said…

Hi Russ. That's an appropriate comment, and just right for the camp--kids go to camp for enrichment and progress, and that fits the piece's theme. These opportunities are such good experiences! I have a sightreading of the piece by the University of Mount Union Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Jonathan Willis, and the Finale file mp3 playback file. I'll email you both separately. Thanks, Russ.

At 10:49am on December 19, 2011, Bonnie Anderson said…
Hey Russ. Is Solo and Ensemble taking place again this year? Any one in need of an accompanist?
At 9:08am on November 15, 2011, Brian Harris said…

On the MS BAND DIRECTOR home page, the column of links on the right side of the screen, 3rd item down shows YOUNG BAND SCORE ANALYSIS with a link to REPERTOIRE PROJECT. This link does not work. I am the creator of that website. It used to be hosted at Univ of Texas - San Antonio but as I no longer work there, they have taken down the site. The new, working link is found at I would appreciate the link being updated as I feel there is much information available/usable on the site. Thanks! Brian Harris

At 10:53pm on November 4, 2011, Arthur J. Michaels said…
Oh, man. Now I have to generate parts. :-). I can do that, but not until December. Will it be OK to email you PDF parts in December? Thanks, Russ.
At 3:20pm on October 3, 2011, Chris Brubeck said…
Hi Russ - Unfortunately, I'll miss your performance of "Ghost Walk' in Kissimee - I'm leaving for Guatemala tomorrow. Good luck - please let me know how it goes. If you record it; I'd love to get a copy. Cheers! Chris
At 8:35am on September 26, 2011, Arthur J. Michaels said…
Thank you, Russ. You're welcome to play it if you like.
At 10:15am on March 7, 2011, Chris Brubeck said…
Hi Russ - Thanks for recommending me to the MSBandDirector group.  A recent email blast reminded me that I hadn't taken advantage of it very much, so I will try to get my profile, etc up to speed in the next few weeks.   You've started a cool thing, and I appreciate the opportunity to be in touch with the members!   Chris
At 2:06pm on January 24, 2011, Aubrey N. Williams said…
Here is the lesson plan template I told you about. Just use a highlighter or the shading button to show what is being done each period. AubreyName2.doc
At 10:02am on August 18, 2010, Drew Shanefield said…
Thanks Russ for putting an ear to "Maroon Bells March". My middle school kids played it this fall and it went very well. I recently posted the audio for two new publications. What a great resource.
All the best,
At 10:11pm on August 13, 2010, Pamela A Rezach said…
Hi Russ,
Thanks for the welcome and information. When I found this site I immediately applied to join. I'll take a little time to see how the process works. Once I feel I understand the procedures, I hope to be an active member. Musically, Pamela Rezach
At 2:22am on June 18, 2010, Adrienne Albert said…
Hi Russ,
Thanks so much for performing my "Reflections" in Germany. Where did you perform? Would love to have the info to post on my website and hope a video turns up. And glad you sailed away on that Eb!

I am So enjoying listening to you perform your "I Am Trusting You".

At 9:38am on April 28, 2010, Brian Balmages said…
Thanks Russ. It's been years since I've visited with that piece, so it's nice to
reconnect with it!
At 9:57pm on April 27, 2010, Adrienne Albert said…
Hello Russ,
Sorry to be remiss in returning your email, and thank you for getting my "Reflections"! Which version did you Choose? Clarinet and piano? Saxophone and piano? Violin and piano? Anything and piano:-)!
I'm listening to your beautiful Stanford Sonata! Really wonderful.
I plan to spend some more time on MSBand and would love your input.
Many thanks.
At 10:38am on April 13, 2010, Margaret Vance said…
Hello Russ,
I am glad I finally joined! I had no idea you interned here at Bolles. That's awesome! Richard Anderson is still here. He is the principal now. Our program has really come a long way in the past few years. Check out our web site
At 7:01pm on April 7, 2010, David Allen said…
The trax on your page sound great, bub. Where'd you get 'em?
At 5:50pm on April 3, 2010, Jerry Frazier said…
Thanks, Russ! I have been here for almost one day now, and it seems like this is a cool site. I look forward to getting to know other people who make the world a better place through music.


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