Q&A with Steven Snowden and Ivan Trevino
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Q&A: Steven Snowden / Ivan Trevino

Composition, Philosophy

I asked both Steven Snowden and Ivan Trevino a question. They answered. I asked a couple of the most popular composers today to give me a 3 – 5 sentence response during a little Q&A. Here’s what they said. Question: If you…

Picnic with the Pops this weekend
Picnic with the Pops this weekend
Picnic with the Pops this weekend
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Picnic with the Pops this weekend

Performance

This is my favorite week as a section member of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Every August, the LPO performs a Pops series at the beautiful Keeneland Racetrack here in Lexington, KY. Keeneland is the site of top thoroughbred horse purchases. The…

The Battalion
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The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps

Marching Percussion, Personal

I just returned from 10 days of Spring Training with DCI‘s newest open class corps – and Utah’s Own – The Battalion.  I couldn’t believe this group. The admin, instructors, students, and volunteers are the real deal. I never would have…

Sunrise
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13 Life Lessons to Consider

Personal, Philosophy

Be the best version of yourself. Always surround yourself by the best people possible. Try to influence from within the organization. Do stuff with other people’s best interest in mind. Embrace being uncomfortable. Never be too proud to learn from others….

Players First
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4 Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

Pedagogy, Philosophy

As Seth Godin would say, “I love books. Books are a bargain. [In many cases] they’re written by experts so $20 for an expert resource on your shelf forever is worth it.” It’s been said a thousand times, but teaching…

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