June is almost over and the July 4th weekend is coming up. I always look forward this weekend because it is a time to spend time with my family and watch fireworks. This week, I had the opportunity to see a DCI show in a theater due to the rain and flash flood warnings. It was a first for many of us. Although it was fun to see, without the front ensemble, it was disappointing. Have a great week!

Thoughts on Free Ornamentation by Bill Sallak
This is the first of 4 posts about ornamentation. Great read!

“Did you win?” by Seth Godin
Do yourself a favor and subscribe to Seth’s daily email. It is short and worth reading.

8 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful by Casey Imafidon
Later this week, I am going to share my lists.

How to Give Constructive Feedback and Avoid Ugly Confrontations by David William

What to Do When Everyone Thinks You’re Great – But You Feel Like a Failure by Dr. Noa Kageyama


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Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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