Check out this video of "Trombone Shorty" at age 13 playing the trombone with the Wynton Marsalis band.
World famous clarinet player Eddie Daniels talks about practicing. He provides some very useful tips that can apply to every musician.
One of my favorite trumpet players of all time is Maynard Ferguson. This is a video of him as a young man with the Stan Kenton Orchestra performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. The name of the song is "Maynard Ferguson" as it showcases his talent of playing in the upper register of the trumpet.
Here is a cool video of two guys beat boxing on their flutes. Enjoy!
Here is the very entertaining group Mnozil Brass performing their version of the William Tell Overture.
This year, the Glen Este Middle School Jazz Band consisted of students in the 7th and 8th grade. We rehearsed every Wednesday after school for about an hour beginning near the end of January. During the practice sessions the students learned how to improvise and play in a variety of styles including swing, rock and reggae. During practice every student improvised at least once just so they could experience it. They all did a great job!
The jazz band performed in the GEMS Talent Show earlier this year in April and did a fantastic job. They were scheduled to perform in an evening concert but that unfortuately fell through. That is because many of the 8th grade students will be arriving back from their Washington D.C. trip the night of the concert.
This is a great animation video. This would be amazing if you could do this in real life!
What do you get when you want to beatbox, have a video camera, have a hyper imagination and a lot of free time? Well, you do what this young man did. Enjoy!
Mr. Morgan began teaching at Glen Este in 1993. He currently teaches band in grades 7-12 at Glen Este Middle School and Glen Este High School.