Audio from the recent MN State Honors Band concert is now available. You can of course order an audio CD of the entire concert from Westmark Productions. Audio of "Indian Story Time" and "Indian Treaty Time" have been provided by Doug Geston of Westmark, and I thank you kindly! If you'd like to check out the new recordings, here's the audio link: /audio.html
MN State Honors Band photos!
Check out a few photos from the 2013 Minnesota State Honors Band Concert! http://www.americanindianbandmusic.com/photo-gallery.html
MBDA State Honors Band
On 2 PM on April 21st, 2013, in Chanhassen, MN, the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) will host its state honors band performances. Featured this year will be "Indian Story Time" and "Indian Treaty Time." If you're around this area, please check it out! Contact the MBDA for more details, at http://www.mbda.org/
Bruce Olson, Steve Boulka, and composer Brent Michael Davids presented a workshop "Meeting the Native American Standards in Secondary Band" for the 2013 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference on February 15th. The workshop covered the 2 new works commissioned by the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) called "Indian Story Time" and "Indian Treaty Time." Steve Boulka presented the curriculum materials, Brent Michael Davids presented cultural information and the inspiration for the works, and Bruce Olson conducted the Blaine HS Concert band as they performed the new works. The session was sponsored by the MBDA, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The new works will become available in mid April from the composer, and MBDA members get a significant discount!
Have you performed the new works? Add your voices, recordings and photos here! All comments welcome!