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Band Events


Heid Music has decided to sunset It's a Band Thing in an effort to focus on NEW programing.
To view more information about all current Heid Music Events, check out our events calendar.
Previous recordings of It's a Band Thing can be found below. Stay tuned to hear more about what's new in band land!

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We put together some of our favorite moments from the It's a Band Thing 2021 programming!


View our past It's a Band Thing Events



Hakeem Davidson | October 2021

Clarinet Professor at University of Oshkosh, Dr. Hakeem Davidson, will be teaching us about developing the skill of memorization and how to excel at it!


Patrick Lawrence | November 2021

Low Brass Professor, Dr. Patrick Lawrence, will be teaching us about brass and woodwind maintenance and basic repairs for students and directors!



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Drew Whiting | September 2021

Associate Professor of Music from the University of Oshkosh, Dr. Drew Whiting, will be diving into the pedagogy that inspires how he educates.


Sarah Manasreh | August 2021

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Professor Dr. Sarah Manasreh will be teaching you how to shake off your nerves before a performance!


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Shires | July 2021

Product Specialist Alexis Smith will take you through the SE Shires Factory and anser questions about equpment and production in a live Q&A!


Vandoren | June 2021

Vandoren artist Sylvain Carton will teach you all about tone on the saxophone and answer all of your questions in a live Q&A!


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Trevor James Flutes | May 2021

Trevor James Flutes artist Dr. Keith Hanlon will teach you about Extended Techniques of the Flute family, featuring music from minority groups such as Native American and female composers! Dr. Keith will even teach you how to beatbox on a flute!


Backun | April 2021

Backun artist Denise Anne Gainey will teach you about step-up clarinets and clarinet mouthpieces. Denise is Professor of Clarinet and Instrumental Music Education and Associate Chair of the Department of Music at University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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Schilke | March 2021

Bill Lucas teaches you all about how to find the best trumpet for you as a player!


D'Addario Woodwinds | February 2021

Go live with Erin Rogers for a discussion and demonstration about Venn Reeds!