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Tales From the

Band Room

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Latest Episode

Welcome to Episode 8, “Reach One, Teach One.”  Jose Fernandez (Innovation MS-Orlando, FL), Christopher Steele (Kettering MS-Washington, D.C.), and Tyler Atkins (Pershing MS-Houston, TX) join the Tales to talk about reaching out; reaching students in your program and director mentorship.  


Tyler Atkins

(Houston, TX)
Pershing Middle School

Jose Fernandez
(Orlando, FL)

Innovation Middle School

Christopher Steele

(Washington, D.C.)
Kettering Middle School

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   The Show

As Urban educators, we’re always trying to find strategies and solutions for our ever-changing programs.  19-year educator, Dr. Jack A. Eaddy, Jr., developed a band program that was highly decorated and recognized in spite of the many challenges his students experienced.  Dr. Eaddy’s passion is to help build Urban programs, and he has presented nationally on teaching in Title I schools. Tales From the Band Room covers tips and tricks, as well as insight from other educators, learned while teaching in Title 1 schools. In each episode Dr. Eaddy speaks candidly, sharing the funny and sometimes crazy experiences that led to his band programs’ success. 


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Fun Fact

Today we celebrate Dr. Chandler Wilson and his wonderful composition Just Vibe! Find more about Chandler at

Today we learn about the Orlando Youth Chamber Ensembles. OYCE is a non-profit organization that provides supplementary music instruction for student musicians in Central Florida. You can find more about OYCE at

Your Host


Dr. Jack A. Eaddy, Jr.

Producer & Host

Jason "ClassicBeatz" Minnis

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Corey Russell

Logo Artwork

Michael Tabone and Alex Siegelman



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