As I begin another year here at the Frost School of Music in sunny Miami, FL I thought I’d post some of the upcoming projects I’m looking forward to.
Our first performance of the year is an outside concert in Homestead with our Symphonic Winds on Sept. 9th. Dean Moore has selected a patriotic and Americana inspired set including Carmen Dragon’s America, the Beautiful, Sousa’s Stars & Stripes Forever and he’s offered me the opportunity to get on the podium to conduct Henry Fillmore’s Miami March.
For our first Wind Ensemble concert of the year, Dr. Carnochan has taken his inspiration from the other side of the pond with Holst’s Planets arranged for wind band by Merlin Patterson. I’ll be taking the podium to conduct Hammersmith that evening too.
Also, our first football game of the season is tomorrow vs. Bethune Cookman and I’ll be taking my seat up in the press box to get behind the mic and introduce the band. This has to be one of my favorite new experiences. Announcing for the Frost Band of the Hour in a huge stadium packed with football fans is a real treat. Listen for me on TV (or at least the Youtube video of the band performance)!
More to come, looking forward to an amazing year.