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The 2015 Directors Series Podcast

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We are happy to introduce the 2015 edition of the Director Series Podcast brought to you by The Marching Podcast and BlogTalkRadio. Last year, we had great feedback for the premiere of the 2014 series. Now, we hope to expand on the knowledge we gained last year. Leading our discussion this year will be our expert from last year, Dr. Kevin O. Davenport Ed.S. & Ed.D.

Dr. Kevin O. Davenport Ed.S. & Ed.D has spent 22 years in music education. He has taught all levels of band from elementary school to college, including 10 years as Director of Bands at IC Norcom High School in Portsmouth, VA – his Alma mater.  While there, he built the marching band program from thirty-two members to two hundred in a school that had only six hundred students.
He has also served as Associate Director of Bands at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN where he was professor of Music Education for undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Davenport also has a website that you can view here.
The series is based on the book Practical Techniques For Building The High School Marching Band. Make sure to email Block Band Music and Publishing to get an autographed copy from Dr. Davenport. blockbandmusic@gmail.com.
The 2015 edition Director Series podcast will premiere on August 22, 2015. Check out the series below and set your reminder for the 2015 shows.

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2014 Directors Series Bundle and Thanks

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We would like to say thanks to everyone who participated in or listened to the first Directors Series Podcast on The Marching Podcast Network. We are honored to have someone of Dr. Davenport’s prestige help us grow the network, and it was good to reach out to the Directors, who are now our peers in the field. It is up to us to continue what we are doing to build our craft and our community, and we believe that we’re accomplishing this with the knowledge put out there in this series. The feedback and support from you, the listener, was the most in Marching Podcast history!

Since our inception, we’ve been telling the story of the college marching band scene, but we also have to mention and show our appreciation for the tremendous support we get from high school students on Twitter and when we broadcast high school-focused podcasts. We will continue this next year in 2015, so stay tuned for updates on next year’s series.

Again, special thanks and love to Dr. Kevin O. Davenport and Rashad Watters for helping us host the series and also for sponsoring the series. If you missed any of the series or have to jump to different places to hear them all at once, we posted the bundle below for you to listen all at once.

See you next year!!

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