These notes are from an honor band I attended on January 4, 2001, at Skyline High School, Longmont, Colorado. The Guest Conductor was Richard Floyd.
- "You Don't play Breath Instruments, you Play WoodWind Instruments."
- "The More Black you have in a measure, the more Important it is."
- When you are warming up, You are warming up your Ears.
- "If you can't hear the note or the rhythm in your head then you can't play it at your best." - Floyd
- When you play in a large band, match your sound with the person to the left and the right of you.