Category Archive: General

Dec 04

Blues Brothers movie scene – recreated in Legos!!

This car chase scene from the original Blues Brothers movie was perfectly recreated in Legos – Awesome!! This was created by a guy named Duncan at  So well done!! httpvh://

Dec 04

The importance of writing in your music

Today, someone shared this wonderful blog post with me as I am known write a TON of notes in my own music as well as in the music of my private students. So, I wanted to re-post (share) this blog post on my website so that I would never forget this article and justify my …

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Sep 27

Blues Brothers filming sites – (then and now)

Blues Brothers filming sites – revisited This is a cool video done by some fans of the Blues Brothers original movie.  Well done guys!!

Oct 13

Corridor Cornhole supporting Solon music department

Purchase the “Solon Package” (boards and bags) and CC will donate $20 to the Solon Spotlight organization to support music programs in Solon, IA. Use the coupon code: SOLONMUSIC when checking out on our website: Offer good through the end of this school year.

Apr 02

Cats vs. Dogs

Excerpts from a dog’s diary: 8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing! 1:00 pm – Played …

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Nov 21

Olds and the Mobiles – ONE MORE TIME!

(pronounced: Mo-beelz) featuring the “Horns-A-Plenty” This is a band I’ve been playing with since 1989! Over the years, we’ve rotated a bunch of players, but 3 original members still remain: Mike Reeve, Dolfi Kalm, and me. That’s right… we’re playing again! OLDS AND THE MOBILES SOLON FIRE FIGHTER’S FUNDRAISER SOLON AMERICAN LEGION 9-1 SATURDAY 11-26-11 …

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Nov 20

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Our daughter, Emily, signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She is going there to study nursing and play softball for the Mavericks. We visited the campus in September and were very impressed with the facilities, the dorms, the cafeterias, and everything about the school.  The campus is beautiful, the …

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Nov 20

Eastern Iowa Brass Band Young Artists Competition

Calling all area high school and collegiate brass and percussion musicians! The Eastern Iowa Brass Band would like to invite YOU to audition for our very first Young Artists Competition! Details on our website:

May 15

2010 Iowa HS State Track Meet

We’re waiting on pins and needles for the cut-off times to be posted for the 2010 Iowa HS State Track Meet. Our daughter has a chance of qualifying in 2 events this year (200 Meter Dash and 400 Meter Dash). She ran her best times of the year at the district track meet and now …

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Feb 18

Are we sharing too much?!?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare… Just because we have the technology to share with the world what we are thinking at any given second, or the ability to tell the world where we are at any given second…. is it really a good idea?  Just because we CAN do something, does not make it a reason …

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