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|Mr. Robert E. Foster|
University of Kansas
Director of Bands
I was in attendance the first three years after I completed my Bachelor's Degree at the University of Kansas soaking in as much information as possible from the clinicians and experienced teachers in attendance. They may have tired of my questions, but there was so much to learn.
For those that taught in the 80s and 90s and enjoy the 20teens, it is time for us to move forward onto a new platform, to pass down what was passed down to us, to share our experience while at the same time continuing to learn from directors young enough to be our former students and our sons or daughters. At the 2016 Kansas Bandmaster's Convention summer workshop/convention, I presented on the topic "Managing a Large Band Program" which I plan to share in a future blog post. Following my presentation, a teacher 20 years my junior presented one of the best clinics of the convention (I will be inviting him to write some guest posts on the outstanding materials he has created to teach his band) - I'm also hoping to have an in-service day when I can travel to his school and watch his amazing teaching in action with his students.
|Did I get this cultural reference right Bethany?|