I’m in the Army now

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Well, for a week. I was guest clinician/trainer at Fort Eustis, Virginia with the US Army School of Music, & the US Air Force band attending. I worked with adult professional career musicians on:

Secrets of Success
Innovative Practice Techniques

Contemporary creativity
Maximizing individual potential
Global/Cross-cultural impact of music

I met 2 star general, Major General Mark MacCarley, Deputy Chief of Staff, and discussed plans to use the arts, especially music, as a bridge between cultures, and a way to spread freedom and creativity around the world, while spreading American goodwill. MacCarley is an advisor to the President’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, who directly advise the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President of the United States on military matters.

from L to R:
Sergeant Major Robert L. Burford Sr., me, Major General Mark J. MacCarley, and Major Leonel Peña, Commander & Conductor of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band.
The certificate reads: “For your generous contributions to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Ft. Eustis, VA. Your talents and commitment have helped the TRADOC Band maintain its reputation of professionalism, excellence, and distinction. Your dedication and patriotism are in keeping with the highest traditions of service and represents great credit upon you and Texas State University – San Marcos.”

About Hank

Welcome to the blog on the website of Hank Hehmsoth. Here you'll find many and varied writings of Hank Hehmsoth, from opinions, to articles and videos from related topics, and last but not least, his music. Hank frequently gives readings and talks in the Austin/San Marcos area as well as the rest of the country. If you are a creative composer or music professor and are interested in Hank teaching a master class on improvisation, composition, and related topics, such as jazz piano and harmony, at your college or university, contact him directly.
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One Response to I’m in the Army now

  1. Lenna says:

    I can’t hear anhtiyng over the sound of how awesome this article is.

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