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Operating as usual

05/09/2020
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

#ClarinetChoir -- Happy Birthday Johannes Brahms! Celebrating with his Hungarian Dance No. 5 performed on Feb. 14, 2016.

(Arrangement by Patrick Morgan)

05/07/2020
The United States Air Force Band

The United States Air Force Band

MOLLY ON THE SHORE | Both technically and lyrically demanding, Percy Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore” is one of the standards of wind band literature. Although originally composed for string quartet in 1907, the band arrangement (1920) of this jaunty Irish reel highlights the dexterity of the woodwind instruments, specifically the clarinet section. Concertmaster clarinetist Technical Sgt. Jeremy Klenke comments, “It’s an extremely challenging piece to play well as a clarinet section. Technique, intonation, matching style of articulation, rhythmic integrity, and most importantly having the endurance required to maintain these things throughout the entire four-minute piece are all extremely important.”

In this work, Grainger combined two differing fiddle tunes, “Molly on the Shore” and “Temple Hill”. These themes weave throughout the short work, creating a delightful musical conversation between the melody and countermelody. In his program notes, Grainger writes, “In setting Molly on the Shore I strove to imbue the accompanying parts that made up the harmonic texture with a melodic character not too unlike that of the underlying reel tune…Equally with melody, I prize discordant harmony, because of the emotional and compassionate sway it exerts.”

Please enjoy this selection from our "Elevating the Classics" series, which will be released in full at this year's Midwest Clinic.

05/06/2020
Sir James Galway

Sir James Galway

J.S. Bach Allegro from Sonata No.4 in C Major
From the vault - filmed in one take for the BBC!

We Are Humanity
05/03/2020

We Are Humanity

04/29/2020
Nicolas Baldeyrou

Nicolas Baldeyrou

Now it’s time for the blindtest of the week 😁 not so difficult to guess but harder to play in this very personal version made to practice double tonguing in the medium-low register, good legato and tempo stability. And as I felt a little bit lonely, I improvised a basic accompaniment for clarinet quartet, tell me what you think about it 🙏👍🏻✨ thank you Wilfried Berk for inspiring me to practice this very nice piece !
#wearebuffet #vandorenreeds #vandorenmouthpieces #BD4 #vandorenoptimum #buffetlegende #100daysofpractice #bach @klarthe_label #klarthe

04/18/2020
Music Prepares Us for Success

Music Prepares Us for Success

Director of Amazon Webservices David Borland shares how—even more than his degree in engineering—his music education set a solid foundation for his future. T...

04/08/2020
Trumpet Lovers

Trumpet Lovers

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

!Matilda Lloyd - Goedicke: Concert Etude Op 49 - Trumpet and Piano!
#TrumpetMaster #TrumpetPlayer #British #Classical #Wonderful

04/04/2020
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

We are back with more DSO Chamber Music. Today's performance features members of the DSO brass section - Associate Principal Trumpet L. Russell Campbell, Trumpet Kevin Finamore, Horn Kevin Haseltine, Principal Trombone Barry Hearn and Principal Tuba Matt Good. Tune in now 🎧

Region 1 ATPE
03/30/2020

Region 1 ATPE

FYI- something to share with your parents -

03/22/2020
Trumpet Lovers

Trumpet Lovers

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

!Canadian Brass - La Virgen de La Macarena!
#BrassHeroes #BrassMasters #Canada #USA #Classical

TRUMPETS: Ronald Romm & Fred Mills
TUBA: Chuck Daellenbach.
TROMBONE: Gene Watts.
HORN: Graeme Page.

Musicians Unite
03/17/2020

Musicians Unite

Ha!! 😂🤣🎶🎶🎶🎶

Dr. Caroline Leaf
03/13/2020

Dr. Caroline Leaf

So what are you choosing?

The Piano Teacher Hub Australia
02/29/2020

The Piano Teacher Hub Australia

After seeing a reading practice chart, Australian Piano teachers' Hub member, Dianne Gittins decided to whip up a music practice infographic showing the impact daily practice has accumulatively throughout the year.

It is a great way to see how it all adds up. Now just to get this in front of every parent!

Thanks for sharing it with us Dianne!

02/23/2020
SportsCenter

SportsCenter

This high jumper is an inspiration 👏

(via bloemgirlsrock/Instagram)

Sale Brass Academy
02/20/2020

Sale Brass Academy

The Tattooed Buddha
02/19/2020

The Tattooed Buddha

Save The Music
02/18/2020

Save The Music

The numbers don't lie. #SaveTheMusic

MusicTeacherResources
02/08/2020

MusicTeacherResources

It's Friday - you've got to smile!
:-) If only it WAS that easy! Ha!!
Enjoy your weekend!
(MusicTeacherResources)

01/31/2020
Band Directors Talk Shop
01/22/2020

Band Directors Talk Shop

The Watkins Band has a great time at the Rockets game. What a dominant win!!!!
01/12/2020

The Watkins Band has a great time at the Rockets game. What a dominant win!!!!

Further justification for the guillotine I am building
01/10/2020

Further justification for the guillotine I am building

This post has hit 2 million views.

Tag someone who needs encouragement so we can pile it on them.

Memes of Marching Band
01/10/2020

Memes of Marching Band

Austin Symphony Orchestra
01/01/2020

Austin Symphony Orchestra

For your Tuesday tickle. #musicjokes #2020

12/31/2019
CFISD names new principal for Watkins Middle School
12/20/2019
CFISD names new principal for Watkins Middle School

CFISD names new principal for Watkins Middle School

Dr. Abe Lozano, principal at Holbrook Elementary School, was named the new principal at Watkins Middle School on Dec. 19. Lozano replaces Dr. José Martinez, who was named the principal at Langham Creek High School in November.

After Sectionals
12/16/2019

After Sectionals

Collective Evolution
12/08/2019

Collective Evolution

Congratulations to the 10 Wakins Band students that performed this weekend at the Region 27 All Region Concert!  Mr. Pug...
12/07/2019

Congratulations to the 10 Wakins Band students that performed this weekend at the Region 27 All Region Concert! Mr. Pugh and Ms. Stiles are very proud of you!

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Great job Watkins band!!!