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Great Beginnings

Posted by Darrin Krug on

Great Beginnings

The first thing that probably comes to mind when you hear American School Music Institute is American music, right?  Well, it should because American music is the reason American School Music Institute (ASMI) came to be.   With the introduction of more and more contemporary and world music into school band literature, students had less opportunity to hear and play traditional American music.  Friends Bob Philbin (living historian, musician and elementary band director) and Bruce Cavendar (living historian, businessman and musician) saw the need to bring American music back into the classroom.   In 1984, Bob was an established elementary band director with...

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