Band is for everyone.
Being in the band is the greatest thing you could ever do and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
A band is not proud because it performs well; it performs well because it is proud.
If you fail to plan, plan to fail.
There are no problems; there are merely opportunities for creative thinking.
If you act the part long enough, it becomes reality.
The more difficult the conditions; the more you have to seem to like what you’re doing.
The key in life is participation!
A good teacher is a creative one; one who finds different ways for the same thing.
Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
You never get a second chance at a first impression.
If you can get people to laugh, you can get them to do anything.
Positive thinking yields positive results (and vice-versa).
Bad habits are easy to make, but hard to live with. Good habits are hard to make but easy to live with.
The only good disciplined group is disciplined from within.
Being a leader is being inconvenienced.
You get back what you give out.
You will move in the direction you are thinking.
The power of the band is YOU. But how many people know that all too often the power of you is the BAND!
Doing WHAT needs to be done, WHEN it needs to be done, whether it NEEDS to be done or not.
If you’re going to make a mistake, make it a big one.
If you’re the only one right, you’re wrong.
Treat your people well and put your heart into it, and it’s amazing where you’ll go.
Anyone can make a mistake.
There are three stages of band (life): 1) You believe in Santa Claus 2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus 3) You BECOME Santa Claus!
Watch performance, expect excellence - if you don’t get it - fix it!
Band is a place for everyone.
If you’re not having fun, fake it.
Make sure your traditions are sound.
Take music and your studies seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
Adopt, adapt, and improve.
The essential condition of everything you do must be choice, love, and passion.
In order to be responsible, you have to respond. You have to respond with enthusiasm, excitement, energy, excellence, and intensity.
Remember how it felt as a rookie here. Help the new rookies feel welcome & give them the best experience of their life & let them know it’s their own doing!
You learn about 4 times faster in an atmosphere of joy & relaxation.
It’s never too late to make the right decision.
Don’t let the grudges of your past become the regrets of your future.
No more negative moments.