Hello to the band students, and the parents of band students, of Lakeview, Alvin Buckwold, Brevoort Park, and Wildwood Schools, and a hearty welcome to the Big Band Blog!  Have you ever wondered what your child is working on in the band room?  Wonder no more!  This blog serves as a monthly, and at times weekly, snapshot of our classroom activities.  Can’t quite remember where and when that all-important band concert takes place?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  These questions and countless others will be answered right here.

My reason for creating this blog is simple: open and direct communication between school and home is an integral part of the educational process.  And, as I’m sure most of you can appreciate, as a band director at four different schools and with a class list almost 200 strong, I often find it difficult to maintain consistent lines of communication with parents.  The Big Band Blog aims to address this issue.

Mostly, I want this site to meet your needs, the needs of my students and their parents.  So, if the blog fails to address a pertinent issue please let me know.  I’ll do my very best to answer each and every question, and I encourage you to drop by on a regular basis for important information about the band program.  Further, for those who are interested —

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The band year is just around the corner and I can hardly wait to get back at it!  As a band director there is nothing quite as exciting as watching my students travel new musical roads.  It’s going to be a great year!