New Year’s resolutions are a tool for “futurecasting”, to look forward and consider what could happen. Musicians know if they don’t practice they could play at the wrong moment, in the wrong key, or maybe even a wrong note or rhythm. Practice is the key to being prepared, and being prepared for the New Year is all part of a New Year’s resolution.
Symphony in E-Flat - I. Fanfare (after Copland) Shafer Mahoney Illinois Wind Symphony, James F. Keene Procession of the Academics David Maslanka University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony,
Andrew Boysen, Jr. Sails of Time David R. Gillingham Philharmonic Winds Osakan, David R. Gillingham Thus Spake Zarathustra Strauss, Richard/Hindsley University of Illinois Symphonic Band, Dr. Harry Begian
There is a community of people in the US that show an amazing capacity to hear the words honor, duty, and sacrifice and then act on those thoughts and meanings on behalf of everyone else. We see it idealized in movies and television, but the attitudes of the veterans of our military forces aren’t all wrapped up in the characters everyone can see on screen.