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At 1:43am on April 4, 2009, Mike Doll said…
Russ, I have a few power points to post, but I am not sure exactly where you would like for them to go. What do you suggest?
At 4:42pm on March 22, 2009, Bob Heller said…
Sure Do!
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At 5:19am on March 19, 2009, Asa Jernigan said…
Russ,
They have not decided on all of the cuts yet! Right now it looks like we may loose our supplements and the elementary music, art & PE may be wiped out.
They are also looking at shortening the school day and putting us on a rotating block schedule. It does not sound good.
Thanks for asking,
Asa Jernigan
At 10:23pm on March 15, 2009, John Lindeman said…
In Southern California, lots of districts are sending possible layoff notices out to people (all disciplines). Some districts are handling it better by trying to encourage some of the veteran teachers with early bird retirement packages. It looks bad out here right now because nobody knows what money is going to be coming from the state. Each district will have to figure out what they want to keep or not.
At 2:56pm on March 15, 2009, GHN said…
Thanks for the kudos, but really you and your colleagues are doing the hard stuff. It is a pleasure to work with you guys and gals!
At 2:06pm on March 15, 2009, Mary Garay said…
Hello, Russ. "Thanks for your message. I am glad that I discovered the MS Band Director page. In Mongomery Co. we are all preparing for festival right now and are in the middle of county wide exams as well. We will perform "Knights of Dunvegan" and "High Sierras" this year. Do you know of any any pitfalls regarding those two pieces that I need to watch out for? "Knights" is a grade II but it's harder than most grade twos. Some pretty exposed measures. High Sierras is not that difficult except for the coda. Thanks!
Mary Garay
At 10:23pm on March 12, 2009, Zanetta Barnes said…
Thanks Russ!
I appreciate that so much especially after the blood bath comments the judges gave us! I'm glad it's over and well, just gonna keep working and get better :) Have a great Friday!
At 8:44am on March 9, 2009, Mark Smith said…
I was an instructor in Indianapolis for some time. I currently live in NC and do not teach.
At 8:05pm on March 7, 2009, Aimee Page said…
Russ, It sounds just as great from my itunes as it did on the tape. Thanks for the guidance. The family will be sick of hearing it in a couple of days..I sent a msg to Wayne DuMaine. Maybe he'll check it out. Thanks again, Aimee
At 1:17pm on March 7, 2009, Kevin Lee said…
Hi again, The Boss Brass doesn't exist any longer. Rob is doing a 10 piece but has been silent for several years now. I'll upload some files soon but here is a site of me playing if you are interested. www.MySpace.com/SkaBoom
At 12:52pm on March 7, 2009, Kevin Lee said…
Hi Russ, Yes I know Rob McConnell. I've been a big fan of the Boss Brass for decades. His lead trumpet player Arnie Chycoski just passed away. It was a tragic day for many trumpet players. His daughters are trying to have him inducted into the hall of fame.
At 1:12pm on March 5, 2009, Jeff Rupert said…
Hey MR. Weaver,
Love the site, looking forward to going through it more next week on our spring break.
Nice talking today.
JR
At 9:50am on March 3, 2009, Chris Sharp said…
"Frimmin' on the Jim Jam" was part of an incantation the wiz character used in a strip from Johnny Hart's "The Wizard of Id" comic. It just has a nice hip-hop-type rhythm to it, so I appropriated it for the chart.
At 11:27pm on February 22, 2009, Mike Doll said…
I created some "home video" type things that show how we use SmartMusic at my school. The link for that page is www.rrmsband.org/SMatRRMS.htm I also created some handouts for the SCBDA on general uses of SM and how they could use SM to prepare for all SCBDA events. i will send you those when i have my other computer.
At 11:22pm on February 22, 2009, Mike Doll said…
Russ, I am one of the SmartMusic clinicians for MakeMusic and would be more than happy to talk to folks and answer questions. Dan and Dave do a great job to make sure folks are happy with the product.
At 5:30pm on February 22, 2009, Mike Doll said…
Thanks Russ. WE have put together a site for the SC directors. Not as fancy as yours, but with a bunch of stuff on it. Some of the links are not working properly since i changed hosts, but I will be working on that soon.
www.rrmsband.org/scbda.htm Check it out if you have a few minutes.
At 6:37am on February 11, 2009, Emily VanDette said…
hahaha! yeah...Tim Hortons is amazing! I'm excited about all the music experience I am receiving with Mr. Nagel, too! It's been really good so far! :)
At 9:41am on February 3, 2009, Kyle Freesen said…
Hey Russ - I just started revamping my blog and wanted to be in more stuff like this. I just googled and found it.
At 8:16am on January 28, 2009, Jesse Bryant II said…
Good Morning Russ,
Thanks for the advice on Birdland. I haven't played the Manhatten Transfer version for them yet, but I'm looking it up on I-Tunes right now for them to listen to. They seemed to really enjoy Maynard's version when I played it for them. We'll continue to go at it.
Also I typed in my affiliation incorrect. I thought it was referring to what school we came from. I've corrected it since. I'm director of bands at Rochelle School of the Arts in Lakeland. Thank for your time.
At 8:29am on January 27, 2009, Jesse Bryant II said…
Good morning Russ. I got a chance to meet you at FMEA convention this year. I would like to thank you for introducing me to MS Band Director. I absolutly love it. If I can ask an opinion of you. We are preparing for Jazz MPA, and I'm looking at taking Birdland arr by Sweeney. I think it's a good piece but wanted to get more thoughts from others about taking this chart to MPA. Thank you,
-Jesse Bryant

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