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Humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin offers his unique observations about life in the world of marching bands.

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From The 13th Chair Trombone Player DJ Corchin is author of the celebrated humorously inspiring book, Band Nerds Poetry From The 13th Chair Trombone Player. He was a featured performer in the first national Broadway tour of the Tony and Emmy award winning show, BLAST! where he was best known as the "unicycling trombonist." A pop recording artist out of Chicago and former high school band director, he continues to be involved in marching bands and music education through speaking events, competitions, and organizations such as Music for All. Mr. Corchin welcomes your comments via email.

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May 10, 2013: In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, DJ Corchin suggests that innovation OFF the field is essential for the future of music education. Full story >>
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January 22, 2012: In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin ponders the music world through the eyes of a small child and discusses why we need to dream about being an astronaut, doctor and marching band composer. Full story >>
November 13, 2011: Columnist DJ Corchin shares his annual Top 20 Most Hilarious Things Seen or Overheard at the 2011 Bands of America Grand National Championships! Full story >>
September 16, 2011: In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, humorous and inspiring author DJ Corchin dares to go there ... band camp. Full story >>
May 6, 2011: In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, DJ Corchin explores the sometimes apparent disconnect between the audience and performers ... and we're not just talking choice of wardrobe. Full story >>
March 14, 2011: DJ Corchin was interviewed for this week's "Boomer Alley Radio" podcast. Visit the link and scroll down to segment 3 to listen to DJ's comments about marching bands! Podcast >>
February 11, 2011: In the latest column From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, DJ Corchin considers what makes a good marching band judge. Full story >>
November 20, 2010: Columnist DJ Corchin spent a weekend at the Bands of America Grand National Championships and in the process reconfirmed why we do this thing called marching band. Full story >>
November 14, 2010: It wouldn't be band without the funny. And it wouldn't be funny without The 13th Chair Trombone Player. Columnist DJ Corchin brings you the top 20 most hilarious things seen or overheard at the 2010 Bands of America Grand National Championships. Full story >>
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