Brand New DVD: Dynamic Symphonic Band is a brand new series of instructional DVDs specifically created to provide innovative ideas to symphonic band and concert band directors at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels! This series of has been written by nationally-recognized teachers and professionally filmed and produced. The second DVD in the series, “Developing the Individual in Ensemble Rehearsals and Beyond”, features instruction by Richard Saucedo on his approach to improving student achievement in sound production and quality during the first twenty minutes of rehearsal.
Richard Saucedo is currently Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chairman at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Under his direction, Carmel bands have received numerous state and national honors in the areas of concert, jazz and marching. The Carmel High School Wind Symphony was invited to the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in 1992 and 1999, and was named the Indiana State Champion concert band in 1999. The Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds, having been a consistent National finalist since 1995, was crowned the 2005 and 2012 Bands of America Grand National Champion. Also in 2005, the Wind Symphony 1 was invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Mr. Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99. Mr. Saucedo is a freelance arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band works and choral compositions. He is currently on the writing staff for Hal Leonard Corporation. Mr. Saucedo did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his masters degree at Butler University in Indianapolis.