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  • Birthday 10/14/1978

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  1. Welcome to the newest series on Sketchbook titled, Yearbook. Listen to Jameil Brown and me take a look back at shows, contests, schools, eras, highlights, records, or whatever marching arts-related topic we decide we want to talk about. In this episode, we discuss the Leander Independent School District. Yearbook, w/Jameil Brown: Leander ISD
  2. In 2019, the Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band from San Antonio, TX won the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional for the third time with a record score of 97.30 winning outstanding visual performance and outstanding general effect with their show, ‘Secret World.’ After bursting onto the scene in 2000, the Reagan Rattler Band has won countless contests & Bands of America Regionals and placed in finals 5 times at the BOA Grand Nationals Championships in Indianapolis, IN., including two second-place finishes and one class AAA championship. The Re
  3. In 2019, the Vandegrift High School Marching Band from Austin, TX won the Bands of America Grand National Class 4A Championship sweeping all captions and was named Grand National Champion with a score of 97.18 winning the award for Outstanding General Effect with their show, ‘Aria: Queen of the Night.’ After bursting onto the scene in 2010, the Vandegrift Viper Band has won countless contests & Bands of America Regionals and has also been a consistent UIL State Marching Band finalist winning bronze in 2018, silver in 2015, and gold in 2013. In 2019 the Vandegrift Band was the reci
  4. “Proud, Loud, and Pleasing the Crowd.” This is the mantra of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle corps. And it’s safe to say that since 1938, the Scouts have consistently brought audiences to their feet with their entertainment-focused programs. And while the corps had won two DCI world championships, in 1975 & 1988, for some, it was the shows of the 1990s that really solidified the Madison Explorer Scouts as one of, if not the favorite corps in all of DCI. Whether you were an alum of the corps, had a friend or family member that marched the corps, or just a normal fan wi
  5. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Over the last two weeks, I debuted two series; 'Musicbook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2002 production, "Frameworks," with brass composer & arranger Richard Saucedo and 'Storybook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2004 production, "007," with program coordinator Scott Koter. Today we continue t
  6. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Last week a third series debuted, 'Musicbook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2002 production, "Frameworks," and featured brass composer & arranger Richard Saucedo. Today we continue the '-book' series with 'Storybook.' My goal with this series is to discuss a show, production, or work and focus
  7. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Today I am excited to debut a third series, 'Musicbook.' My goal with this series is to discuss a show, production, or work and focus on the music aspect. I would talk with the composer/arranger and we could discuss the music theory, inspiration, process, edits, cuts, or any other behind the scenes
  8. Sketchbook Podcast welcomes Daniel "Danpod" Valdez for the 1st annual Sketchie Awards where together they present nominations and winners for the 2019 marching band season. The Sketchies are awarded for performance, production, and design in marching band. For this first year, a small group of marching band fans, designers, commentators, & bloggers from all over geographically voted for and nominated bands from all over the country. This is NOT a Bands of America Grand Nationals only award show. If your band performed and one of our voters saw you live or on video, you were eligible to be
  9. Greetings all! For those that don't know, I started a podcast last year called Sketchbook. It's described as "A discussion about inspiration and process, with artists, creators, and designers." I have had band directors, designers, audio engineers, and others on the podcast up till this point. But I wanted to let everyone know that Dr. Brad Kent came on the podcast and Part 1 of his episode released today! Ep. 16, Part 1: Dr. Brad Kent As is custom on the podcast, the first third is a personal profile. We talk about food, sports, life, etc. and we discuss Dr. Kent's education and t
  10. 2019 was a great year for Mike Howard and the Vandegrift HS Band program. In February the Vandegrift HS Wind Ensemble performed their 6a State Honor Band Concert in San Antonio, TX at TMEA. In the summer, Howard and Paul Pape won their division in the Texas Water Safari. In November the Vandegrift marching band won the Bands of America Class 4A championship and is the Grand National Champion. Finally, in December the Vandegrift Band was awarded the 2019 Sudler Shield, an international award recognizing high school, you, and international marching bands of world class excellence. Listen t
  11. Welcome to the newest series on Sketchbook titled, Sound Advice. Listen to Erik Kosman and I discuss all things related to audio as it pertains to music, pageantry, and production. In this episode, Erik and I break down the ins and the outs of this past weekend's 2020 DCI Rules Congress! Sound Advice, w/Erik Kosman - 2020 DCI Rules Congress
  12. Welcome to the newest series on Sketchbook titled, Sound Advice. Listen to Erik Kosman and I discuss all things related to audio as it pertains to music, pageantry, and production. In this episode, we discuss the 2020 DCI Rules Change Proposals that are audio related. Sound Advice, w/Erik Kosman: 2020 DCI Audio Rules Change Proposals
  13. My Christmas gift to every(one) is the newest episode of Sketchbook Podcast featuring Dan Morrison! Be sure to loop this insight into the secret world of the Ronald Reagan Band and learn that’s it not always us vs them, but more often than not, it’s one love. Sketchbook, Ep. 11: Dan Morrison (Ronald Reagan HS)
  14. Welcome to another segment of Sketchbook called Matchbook where Jen Barton and I set the band world on fire with our hot takes! You may remember Jen Barton and me from the highest-rated drum corps & fashion related show on FloMarching, Taking the Field. Or the wonderfully entertaining 4th episode of Sketchbook found here on Anchor & wherever you listen to your podcasts. Today we are rethinking the Bands of America Grand National Championship experience! Matchbook, w/Jen Barton: Rethinking the Grand Nationals Experience
  15. Welcome to another segment of Sketchbook called Matchbook where Jen Barton and I set the band world on fire with our hot takes! You may remember Jen Barton and me from the highest-rated drum corps & fashion related show on FloMarching, Taking the Field. Or the wonderfully entertaining 5th episode of Sketchbook found on Anchor & wherever you listen to your podcasts. Today we are talking about the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championship! Part 1 (Overview & Non-Finalists) Part 2 (9th-12th place) Part 3 (5th-8th place) Part 4 (1st-4th place)
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