86 episodes

Welcome to The Band Room! A podcast bringing you the best of band. Hosts, Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura sit down with the movers and shakers of the wind world, conductors, composers, teachers and performers. Have your ears opened to the new and exciting and take your seat in The Band Room!

The Band Room Podcast Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to The Band Room! A podcast bringing you the best of band. Hosts, Dylan Maddix & Cait Nishimura sit down with the movers and shakers of the wind world, conductors, composers, teachers and performers. Have your ears opened to the new and exciting and take your seat in The Band Room!

    Aaron Perrine Bonus Episode

    Aaron Perrine Bonus Episode

    We're on summer break for a couple of weeks but don't worry, we're leaving you with something to listen to! Throughout the summer we'll be sharing some of our Patreon exclusive bonus episodes.

    We sit down with composer, educator and conductor, Aaron Perrine to Bonus Episode Land! Aaron brings not one, but two stories! We speak about his experience with America's Funniest Home Videos and bed bugs in Croatia...

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    The Perrine Family's America's Funniest Home WINNING Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zflx2oO7Aus

    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/


    Support the show

    • 9 min
    BRP 77 | Jonathan Grantham

    BRP 77 | Jonathan Grantham

    We welcome award-winning music educator, conductor and all around wonderful human, Jonathan Grantham to The Band Room! We spoke about his musical journey, celebrating 20 years at Amador Valley High School with a commission from past BRP guest John Mackey, the power of staying with it, his contributions to the Horizon Leans Forward, what he defines as a successful band program and so much more!

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura
    Arranged and performed by Brian Barber

    Episode Links
    Amador Valley Music
    https://www.amadormusic.org/home

    Jonathan's Blog - The Accidental Expert
    https://accidentalexpertise.wordpress.com/author/enobmort1974/

    A deep reverberation fills with stars by John Mackey
    https://www.johnmackey.com/music/deep-reverberation/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR4N3pSVgiM

    The Staying Power of Staying | Jonathan Grantham | TEDxAmadorValleyHigh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10qhnVDoNV0&t=670s

    The Horizon Leans Forward
    https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-horizon-leans-forward-book-g10369

    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/


    Support the show

    • 56 min
    BRP 76 | Dylan Rook Maddix

    BRP 76 | Dylan Rook Maddix

    This week we welcome someone who is no stranger to The Band Room, conductor & educator Dylan Rook Maddix! Dylan and Cait speak about his musical journey, discovering his “why”, using failure as a vehicle for growth, entrepreneurship in music and life, and much more!

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura
    Arranged and performed by Brian Barber

    Episode Links
    Dylan's Website
    http://www.dylanrookmaddix.com/

    Cambrian College School of Music
    https://cambriancollege.ca/programs/music-performance/

    Arizona State University Wind Bands
    https://musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/wind-bands

    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 32 min
    BRP 75 | Glass Winds with Pam Paddock & Melissa Doiron

    BRP 75 | Glass Winds with Pam Paddock & Melissa Doiron

    We are excited to welcome conductors and music educators, Pam Paddock and Melissa Doiron to talk about Glass Winds - Nova Scotia Women's Wind Ensemble! We spoke about how the two conductors met, how the ensemble started, repertoire, what they see in the future of Glass Winds and so much more!

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura
    Arranged and performed by Brian Barber

    Episode Links
    Glass Winds Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/GlassWindsNS

    Glass Winds Canadian Winds Article
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMKbo4yfGE91PMPq-JM2b5eFvGVw3uCV/view

    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BRP 74 | Roger Zare

    BRP 74 | Roger Zare

    This week we welcome composer and educator, Roger Zare! We spoke about is early compositional beginnings, how he came to write for band, his involvement with the Blue Dot Collective, finding inspiration in science and so much more!

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura
    Arranged and performed by Brian Barber

    Episode Links
    Roger's Website
    http://www.rogerzare.com/
    Blue Dot Collective
    http://bluedotcollective.weebly.com/
    Illinois State University
    https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/music/

    Elements of Contemporary Clarinet
    https://conway-publications.com/product/elements-of-contemporary-clarinet-technique/#:~:text=A%20true%20collaboration%20between%20composer,musical%20development%2C%20and%20performance%20application.
    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 58 min
    BRP 73 | Karen Gustafson

    BRP 73 | Karen Gustafson

    This week we welcome conductor, trumpeter and educator, Dr. Karen Gustafson to The Band Room! We spoke about her musical beginnings, studying trumpet and conducting with some of the best, teaching in Alaska (among many other places), balancing trumpet/conducting, making the best of what life gives us and so much more!

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by becoming a patron through Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod

    Help support the Band Room Podcast by getting your merch at the BRP Store
    http://www.bandroompod.com/store

    Music used in this episode
    BRP Theme Music: Skyline by EKR Hammell
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Lake Superior Suite - Pancake Bay & Pukaskwa by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Chasing Sunlight (Piano Version) by Cait Nishimura
    Arranged and performed by Brian Barber

    Episode Links
    Karen's Website
    https://jimbicigo.wixsite.com/karengustafson

    2022 Sask. Orchestral Assn. International Saito Conducting Workshop
    http://conductorschool.com/SOA.html

    Burman University School of Music
    https://www.burmanu.ca/music

    BRP is Supported By
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    Interprovincial Music Camp
    https://www.campimc.ca/

    Kaleidoscope Adventures
    https://www.kaleidoscopeadventures.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Insightful, brilliant!!!

This podcast was recommended to me by my peers and it never fails to entertain me and educate me, I always end each episode with a new perspective in my mind and a topic to think about for myself. Awesome podcast :)

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Such a great resource!

I am a university student studying music education, and this podcast has been an excellent resource for learning about the music education world! Dylan is a great host who asks informative and insightful questions to his guests, and I always look forward to new episodes.

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Something for every musician

This podcast is great! There is something for everyone, and even for non musicians. As a student, it's a great ressource to further my learning. This podcast has various subjects and introduces many incredible pieces with various genre. I can't wait to hear more!

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