Recently, I have been a prolific writer for my band. At times, I have felt guilty rehearsing all of my charts. I need to lose this guilt as, modesty aside, I am a good writer and my charts are written specifically for the interests and skills of the players. Admittedly, my actions are not completely self-effacing as I wish to gain recognition as an arranger and I hope that others will play my music. But, my first concern is writing music that works for the After Hours Big Band. On that note, I hope that others in the band will try their hand at writing, as it can be a very rewarding endeavour. It would also add some colour to our repertoire. I hope to hear a new arrangement or composition soon. I know I am about to release another one to the band. Hopefully, someone else will rise to the challenge.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.