Band is Not Easy . . .
I love this video clip of Professor Jack Stamp speaking about Why Music Matters. Jack Stamp (b. 1954) is the Professor of Music and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band and teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting.
He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer throughout North America and Great Britain. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States. He is also a contributing author to the “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series.