Maryland Band Directors Band
Maryland Band Directors Band is hosting an online music education experience! Join us for music listening discussions and lectures with industry leaders, including composers, prominent music educators, and word-class performers. Open to anyone with music experience or a passion for musical performance.
Topics covered include:
- Improving sight reading
- Improving score study and practice efficiency
- Overcoming performance anxiety
- Inclusive programming
- Getting beyond teaching technique and into teaching style
- Switching students to different instruments and why
- Rehearsal deportment and keeping students engaged
- "What Works for Me”—ideas from our educators
- Discussions on music listening
Please note, class time may vary by an hour in either direction, depending on availability of guests. Students will be notified of time changes a week in advance. Meeting recordings will be available for student viewing.
Director: Dr. Vincent Patterson
Assistant Director: Adrian Holton
PFA091 16 Hours
$20 + $65 = $85, Non-MD residents add $50
Structured Remote Learning
CRN#: 26087 8 Sessions R
Class structure: group meetings. This class meets together through videoconference or similar means.
Montgomery College, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Schools, offers this course to music teachers to support professional growth aligned with MCPS curricular objectives for instrumental music.
This course has been approved by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) for continuing education units (CEU) awarded towards renewal of the Advanced Placement Certificate (APC). The Montgomery College course, FLM 031, consists of 15 clock hours per semester. Upon completion, teachers will receive a certificate confirming full attendance in the course, which may be accepted as one workshop credit under Option 11 on MCPS Form 440-34. Due to the changing music literature and curriculum addressed in this course, teachers may repeat the course up to nine times within a five-year period.
The Maryland Band Directors Band studies and performs classic band literature of grades IV and above and improves participants’ skills and knowledge pertaining to instrumental performance and to conducting and rehearsal techniques. The performance repertoire changes for every concert. Professional musicians, such as music teachers, military band personnel, and freelance performers, are accepted by interview with the conductor. Participation is open to outstanding high school and college-age students, and to community band players by audition. Good sight-reading skills are essential. Members have opportunities to solo and conduct. There are six rehearsals and two concerts per semester for which 1.5 Continuing Education Units are awarded per semester. CPD credits are available for MCPS teachers who have the Advanced Placement Certificate.
Acceptance is contingent upon interview or audition.
Dr. Vincent Patterson earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from The Catholic University of America, where he studied with outstanding teachers/conductors, including Frederick Fennell and Robert Garafalo. His degrees in instrumental performance and music education are from Millikin University.
Enlisted in the U.S. Army, he taught for three years at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1974, he was accepted into the U.S. Marine Band where he performed a variety of musical and innovative administrative roles. During that time, he created the professional ensemble, MusicCrafters, which performed for a decade in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium. As a vocalist, he sang three seasons with the Washington National Opera Chorus, was a member of the Choir of Men and Boys at the Washington National Cathedral, and the choirs of The National Shrine, St. Paul's Church (Rock Creek), and St. Matthew's Cathedral.
Dr. Patterson is the Director of the Maryland Band Directors Band at Montgomery College and does research on ways to combine medicine and music for healing.
- Otrie Barrett, Jr., tenor saxophone
- Jonathan Bisesi, xylophone
- Jihoon Chang, clarinet
- Amanda Collins, horn
- Toby Furr, euphonium
- Joseph Gonzalez, vibraphone
- Michelle Humphreys, percussion
- Jeffrey Johns, tuba
- Kristi Licare, clarinet
- Mimi McNeel, harp
- Irv Peterson, alto saxophone
- Michael Placanica, clarinet
- Charlaine Preston, violoncello
- Carol Trawick, narrator
- Chris Vadala, soprano saxophone
- Brad Weil, trumpet
- Charles Bowling
- Ray Chaney
- Marc Decker
- Mark Eisenhower
- Col. Arnald Gabriel
- Kenneth Hammann
- Jeffrey Johns
- Robyn Kleiner
- Michael Mogensen
- Jamin Morden
- Andrea Morris
- James Olin
- Timothy Patrie
- Rick Penix
- Phillip Proctor
- Allison Schroeder
- Andy Schuller
- Robin Schultz
- Richard Slocum
- Debbie Stahl
- Adam Stephens
- Marshall White
- William Wright
- American University Saxophone Quartet
- Peabody Conservatory Brass Ensemble
- M Street Brass Quintet
- Magruder High School Symphonic Band
- Northwood High School Symphonic Band
- Quince Orchard High School Symphonic Band and Chorus
- St. John’s College High School Wind Ensemble
- Seneca Valley Symphonic Band
- Towson University Percussionists
Maryland Music Educators Conference, Baltimore, Maryland - February 2013