TMAA Event in Austin

Later in February I was invited to provide all the music for the Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin. Mike Mordecai put together a fabulous studio orchestra of brass, percussion and rhythm players, and we played fanfares, walk-on music, and various other pieces in support of a wonderful show hosted by Troy Aikman and Joe Buck […]

Pure Imagination Arrangement for Edina High School Band

Last fall Paul Kile, director of the wonderful Edina (Minnesota) High School Band, asked me to create an arrangement of Pure Imagination from the Willy Wonka movie for his band to perform at the Minnesota Music Educator’s Convention in February. Though I wasn’t able to attend in person, the band performed the work from memory […]

United Way Dallas “Unite Forever” Event at AT&T Stadium

In February I was invited to provide a flashy opening work for the United Way Dallas “Unite Forever” event at AT&T Stadium. My good friends The Imperial Brass put together a 35-piece Brass and Percussion Ensemble (including 12 Fanfare Trumpets and 6 Timpani players!) and we performed my brand new “Unite Forever Fanfare” for a crowd of over 20,000. […]