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Welcome to The Global Bandroom! A podcast that brings you stories, news, and guests from across the world of Wind, Brass, and Marching Band. Hosted by Keith Kelly, a band director from the west coast of Ireland. Each episode he sits down with musicians and directors from across the world to talk about their stories, their bands, and how they’re making an impact in their communities.

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Welcome to The Global Bandroom! A podcast that brings you stories, news, and guests from across the world of Wind, Brass, and Marching Band. Hosted by Keith Kelly, a band director from the west coast of Ireland. Each episode he sits down with musicians and directors from across the world to talk about their stories, their bands, and how they’re making an impact in their communities.

    Apivut Minalai - Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony, Thailand

    Apivut Minalai - Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony, Thailand

    This week the Global Bandroom visits Nakhon-Rachasima in Thailand to chat with Apivut Minali, conductor of the Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony & Marching Band. in addition to conducting in Thailand and Japan, Apivut has adjudicated in Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany, and Canada. We talked about how he started his career in music education in Thailand, his time with Aimachi in Japan, and how beginner bands have different pressures on them outside of the USA, 

    • 56 min
    Jeffrey Spenner - US Coast Guard Band

    Jeffrey Spenner - US Coast Guard Band

    It was great to chat a length with Jeffrey Spenner, assistant director of the US Coast Guard Band this week. We spoke about service bands, what it takes to be a service musician, and how much of the time these world-class musicians and bands can be taken for granted and undervalued, a problem around the world. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chris Herard - Alberta, Canada

    Chris Herard - Alberta, Canada

    Happy New Year! We're back and heading back to Calgary for the first episode of 2022. Chris Herard is the Head of Fine Arts at Bishop Carroll High School and an Executive Council member of the World Association of Marching Show Bands. We had a great conversation about student leadership in music education, the important relationships between school and community bands, and how Chris balances the numerous projects he's involved in. 


     


    Find out more about WAMSB at https://wamsb.org


    Find out more about SLAM at https://slamleadership.org


     

    • 1 hr
    Repertoire Happy Hour: Spooktacular Band!

    Repertoire Happy Hour: Spooktacular Band!

    Band can be scary...and that's not just the percussion section! Pour yourself a drink and settle in for an evening of terrifying and frightening band rep! Joining Keith and Gail this month are composer Peter Sciaino and conductor Nick Efstathiou.


    Repertoire Happy Hour is brought to you by Kaleidoscope Adventures. Find out how you can Travel Beyond Expectations at www.mykatrip.com 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Gail & Keith - ”It‘s a Band Thing!”

    Gail & Keith - ”It‘s a Band Thing!”

    The Association of Concert Bands is launching a new monthly podcast hosted by Keith and the President of the Association, Gail Brechting. On this pilot episode, get to know the two hosts and how you can find out more about the ACB and where to get this new show each month! 


     


    Find out more about ACB at www.acbands.org 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    DCI 50th Tour Announcement Special

    DCI 50th Tour Announcement Special

    All roads have led to the 50th Anniversary; to more than 90 tour stops, to a year of unforgettable new memories, to the summer of a lifetime. All roads lead to #DCI2022 — to the greatest season yet — and beyond. Keith explores the many opportunities that exist for international groups and musicians in 2022 and beyond!


    Find the full tour at https://dci.org/events


    Fin out how Kaleidoscope Adventures can make a tour like these possible over at www.mykatrip.com 

    • 45 min

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