A CSU Marching Band Alum’s Tribute to Hughes Stadium

~Written the morning of the final game at Hughes Stadium on Nov. 19, 2016 by Jennifer Clary Jacobs In a way, you could say it’s all because of Hughes Stadium… The Fuller family moved to Colorado in the early seventies when my dad, Fred, held football coaching positions, first at University of Colorado, then at […]




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Accuracy Is Everything In Practice

“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” ~ Wyatt Earp An interesting person to quote for today’s post, but very applicable to our lives as musicians because it relates to how we practice. How do we become accurate and consistent? It’s by practicing slower. Our brains and our muscles need time to process an activity, […]


Through the Lens of Art

Today was a day off for Fortress Brass, so our host, Irina, sent a driver to take us to some of the sights in St. Petersburg that are not within walking distance. Before we left, though, we walked to see the Kazansky Cathedral. This massive Russian Orthodox church was built in the early 1800s to […]


Fortress Brass Returns to St. Petersburg

Well, here we are! Another year, another Fortress Brass tour! After a year off, we’ve come back to St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Brass Autumn Music Festival. It’s always so much fun to go on adventures, especially with this group. But, as enjoyable as a tour is, I always feel the hardest part […]



Kids Do It All – A Beautiful Collaboration and Exchange

Gabriela Ocádiz, CSU Alum (’15), M.M., Music Education PhD student in Music Education at Western Ontario University My experience with Kids Do it All in Todos Santos has always been enriching in many senses, particularly professionally and personally. The purpose of the program, in my own words, is to give opportunities for children to express […]