75 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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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!

    BRP 69 | Katahj Copley

    BRP 69 | Katahj Copley

    We welcome composer and educator, Katahj Copley to The Band Room! We spoke about his path, his compositional process, his involvement with the Millennium Composers Initiative, his social justice consortium for the California Band Directors Association 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
    Katahj Copley Music
    https://www.katahjcopleymusic.com/

    Bultler School of Music
    https://music.utexas.edu/

    Millennium Composer Initiative
    https://www.mcicomposers.com/

    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)

    • 55 min
    BRP 68 | Midwest Memories

    BRP 68 | Midwest Memories

    Happy New Year! Join Dylan as he speaks with Cait about his first Midwest Clinic and his conversations with old and new friends: Keith Kelly, Nicole Piunno, Onsby Rose, Sean Murphy, Angela Schroeder, Rob Taylor and Gail Brechting, speaking about some of their favorite Midwest memories!

    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

    Episode Links
    The Global Band Room Podcast
    https://www.globalbandroom.com/

    Nicole Piunno
    https://www.nicolepiunno.com/

    Onsby Rose & Dordt University
    https://lefthanddoormusic.com/
    https://www.dordt.edu/

    Murphy Music Press
    https://murphymusicpress.com/

    University of Alberta
    https://www.ualberta.ca/music/index.html

    University of British Columbia
    https://music.ubc.ca/

    Association of Concert Bands
    https://www.acbands.org/

    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)

    • 36 min
    BRP 67 | Danielle Gaudry

    BRP 67 | Danielle Gaudry

    This week we welcome, Dr. Danielle Gaudry to The Band Room! Danielle is Associate Professor of Music at California State University East Bay where she serves as Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music. Dylan, Cait and Danielle spoke about her very unique path, being a Canadian teaching in the United States, being a military musician and band director, the famous balance question 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    More About Danielle
    https://www.csueastbay.edu/directory/profiles/mus/gaudrydanielle.html

    Ceremonial Guard of Canada
    http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/4-canadian-division/ceremonial-guard/index.page

    California State University East Bay Music Department
    https://www.csueastbay.edu/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 8 min
    BRP 66 | Aaron Perrine

    BRP 66 | Aaron Perrine

    We welcome composer, conductor and educator, Aaron Perrine to to the Band Room! We spoke about his path, composing for winds, how being a collaborator fits into his identity, conducting his own/others music, balance 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    Aaron's Website
    https://aaronperrine.com/

    Midwest Clinic
    https://www.midwestclinic.org/

    Aaron's Midwest Booth
    #1931

    Supported by
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

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


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

    • 55 min
    BRP 65 | Dale Lonis

    BRP 65 | Dale Lonis

    We welcome Dr. Dale Lonis to the Band Room! We spoke about Dale’s path, the influence of  Benjamin Bloom on his leadership philosophy, parallels between rugby and music, working as a guest conductor and teacher, founding Music Mentors International with Ardith Haley, reminding us to engage 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    Music Mentors International
    https://www.mmiachieve.com/

    Bloom's Taxonomy
    https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/

    MMI Books
    https://www.mmiachieve.com/workshop-series

    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

    IMC Beginning Band Camp
    www.campimc.ca
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bandroompod)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BRP 64 | Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin

    BRP 64 | Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin

    We welcome Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, Director of Wind Band Studies and Assistant Professor of Music Penn State School of Music to the Band Room. We spoke about her path, her past work with Tau Beta Sigma: National Honorary Band Sorority, programming with inclusivity in mind, working with composers 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 by Cait Nishimura
    Performing Ensemble: University of Toronto Wind Ensemble
    Dr. Gillian MacKay – Conductor

    Episode Links
    More About Tonya
    https://arts.psu.edu/faculty/tonya-mitchell-spradlin/

    Penn State School of Music
    https://arts.psu.edu/interests/performing-arts/

    Tau Beta Sigma: National Honorary Band Sorority
    https://www.kkytbs.org/

    Beneath a Canvas of Green by Aaron Perrine
    https://aaronperrine.com/work/beneath-a-canvas-of-green-wind-ensemble-and-percussion-quartet/

    Supported by
    Canadian Band Association
    https://www.canadianband.org/

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



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

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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.

jchapad ,

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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