This podcast is about the rich history of band music in my own school district, Eastern Lancaster County SD in New Holland, PA. Brad used to love coming to my ‘quaint’ concerts and working with my students. He saw the importance of music in our rural communities and how it was passed on from generation to generation. He was inspired by his travels from the ‘busy city’ atmosphere of 69th Street in Upper Darby when we were dating and he would drive out to Lancaster to attend this concert (and see me.) Brad composed a piece for elementary band that reflected his journey from city to country called the “Garden Spot Galop!” You can hear and purchase his Schoener Custom Music arrangement through J.W. Pepper – click on their logo below!