Happy Independence Day to all of my American listeners! For this week's episode I am joined by SSG Francis Franqui, a former band director and now a bugle musician with the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to talk about a variety of topics including the history and significance of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, his experience during the audition process, and some discussion of historical instruments and marching styles.
Joshua Gailey is a PhD candidate in musicology at Yale University and his dissertation focuses on the factors that influenced the development of the school band movement during the Progressive Era.
Musicologist Michael O'Connor joins me for a fascinating discussion about the American concert band tradition in the 19th Century. The discussion touches upon the development of the modern band, music education, and the American Civil War.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.