Concert Band Contest Pieces for Small Bands

I know I am not alone in the world as a band director of a very small school who wants their students to be competitive with what larger schools are doing. I know many other directors want to do this, but they feel uncertain about adapting concert band literature at a judged performance or about their band being able to hold their own at an event involving much larger bands. Continue reading


Soundcraft Ui16 WiFi Solutions

My school installed a new sound system in our gym, built around a Soundcraft Ui16 digital mixer. It is a fantastic system that is great for sports, events, and the arts, but it wasn’t perfect right out of the box.

The company that installed the system set up the Soundcraft Ui16 with its default built-in WiFi. As many users have complained online, the built-in WiFi is more of a “gimmick” than a useful tool. It has a weak signal that is not reliable and doesn’t reach much more than 30 feet from the mixer. It might as well be Bluetooth. However, by doing a lot of research, I found a highly reliable solution. Continue reading