Saturday, August 10, 2013

Band Camp Is happening

Band Camp is in full swing for many high schools, as the beginning of another school year approaches.  Give your hard working section leaders, band parents and drum major a thank you gift from Milestones Music.

    Awesome Drum Major Tote Bag

  Awesome Drum Major Tote Bag

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Oh What Do You Do In The Summertime, musicians?

Just curious, what do you do in the summertime to keep up with your music?  Some musicians are in marching band and have band camp throughout the summer, but for other musicians it can be a time inbetween school concerts and lessons with less structure than usual.  So what do you do to stay in tune?  Do you keep up with a daily practice schedule, add extra hours to hone your skills, or ease off a little.  Summer can provide a great time to try out new music you might not have time to tackle during the school year.  It's also a perfect time to kick back and watch video performances of great musicians.  Check out netflix or amazon prime to see what performances are available for viewing.  Here's another idea: make a music video or two with some friends, start your own youtube music video channel, and enjoy those extra long summer days filled with music and fun. 
I'm Nuts About Music -

Thursday, May 2, 2013

School Is Winding Down

Every year in May, school music concerts are ramping up ans the school year is winding down.  I can remember having a packed calendar of orchestra, choir, band and youth symphony concerts all at different schools or locales.  Sometimes my husband and I would have to split forces just to cover all the bases.  At the time it seemed overly busy and while I enjoyed the concerts, I was always relieved when May was finally over. 
But now that our years of student musicians are behind us, I really miss those concerts.  Even the off-tune instruments, the occasional oops, we'd better start that piece over occurrences, all have a fond place in my heart.
So here's to school musicians, and especially to their orchestra conductors, band directors, choir teachers and accompanists.  Enjoy your May concerts and best wishes for continued success with your musical endeavors!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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