After teaching 42 years, Gary Brandes says “I’m not there yet!” A life-long band director and life-long learner, Gary advises listeners that the only way for us to advance our art form is to continue to grow as musicians, as teachers and as people. A humble professional, Brandes talks about all who have influenced him and his quest to now, pay it forward. Sage advice from a master teacher.
Charlie Menghini visits with some of the greatest names in wind band conducting, composing and arranging. The podcast also features regular visits with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, instrument specialists and music industry leaders as well as great college, high school, middle school and elementary band directors who give their thoughts on various aspects of being a band director.