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Saturday, February 28, 2004

Tonight's beautiful performance of "As the scent of spring rain..." by Dr. Scott Stewart and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony helped bring this enjoyable CBDNA/NBA Southern Conference to a close. My thanks to Scott and all the great players in the ensemble! And BCM was really well-represented this week -- more of that, please...  

It's a BCM Week here in Atlanta at the CBDNA Southeast Conference at brainy Emory University, although I'm not sure who here knows that it's a BCM Week. Attempting to point it out to as many people as I can. Along with Jim and Steve's performances of their new works earlier this week, there's tomorrow night's (Sat) concert with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony where they play my 'spring rain...' , another performance of Steve's 'ImPercynations', and THREE performances by 3 separate and unrelated ensembles of Eric's 'Sleep'. Three. Oh, and an 'Equus' performance, too. But 3 "Sleep"s. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

75% of BCM will be in Atlanta at various times this week for performances. Tonight (Wed., Feb. 25th), Jim and Steve will be at Emory for performances of "Courage and Compassion" and "Rise," and on Saturday evening, Jonathan will be in town for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony's performance of "...As the Scent of Spring Rain." This all takes place as part of the CBDNA/NBA conference at Emory University. If you're in the area, come on by! 

Monday, February 23, 2004

Georgia Southern was KILLER! Great band, great sound, great time. Chaos Theory sounded HUGE in the ballroom. It was a big week for music at GSU: Tom "Bones" Malone (Blues Brothers, Blood Sweat and Tears, Frank Zappa, etc.) was also there. He played a stirring rendition of "When a Man Loves a Woman" with the Symphonic Winds, and then sat in with the Jazz Band, soloing on no less than FIVE different instruments! Randall Coleman from Atlanta was also in attendance, masterfully directing an Honor Band program. It was excellent getting to know them, as well as the ensemble and Dr. Pittman. A fantastic experience!

(l-r) Me, Tom Malone, Randall Coleman 

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Today I'm headed to Georgia Southern University, for a performance of Chaos Theory with Daniel Pittman and the GSU Wind Ensemble. They were gracious enough to ask me to be their electric guitar soloist, and I was more-than-happy to accept. The concert is this Sunday at 3 PM... I'll let you know how it goes! 

Monday, February 09, 2004

Last week I completed my new work for concert band, "1861", commissioned by Amy M. Knopps and Center High School of Kansas City, MO. It's a hymn-fantasia, accessible to all levels of high school players. "1861" will premiere next month, so until then you can preview the score on my website. 

Friday, February 06, 2004

Hey everyone - I'm off to North Carolina for the premiere of my new work, "Bloom." I'll be conducting the Northwest No. Carolina All-District Middle School Symphonic Band at 3:00pm this Saturday (Feb. 7th), at Wake Forest University. If you're in the area, please come by!