Don Stinson is the primary host of the Bandmasters Podcast. An alumnus of Joliet Central High School, he now serves as their Director of Bands - only the fifth director in the band’s 107 year history.

Don hopes that the podcast helps to provide professional development on-the-go from some outstanding bandmasters in the music education field.



The podcast benefits from the contributions of colleagues and friends. These contributions have included connections, providing space, and guest hosting. Special thanks and recognition to the following:

Mr. R. Scott Barnas, Washington Jr. High and All-City Band, Joliet, IL
Mr. Matt Bufis, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
Mr. Chip DeStefano, Oliver McCracken Middle School, Skokie, IL
Mrs. Rachel Maxwell, Traughber Junior High, Oswego, IL
Mr. Tom Merrill, Festivals of Music
Mr. Steven Pyter, Joliet Central High School, Joliet, IL
Illinois Music Education Association