For all of you heading to The Midwest Clinic, stop by W178 on Monday, Dec 19 at 10:30 for The Air National Guard Bands presentation of the 2022 Concert Band New Music Reading Session to hear my RESOUNDING JOY. I will see you at the session or stop by to see me at the Musica Propria booth (#1700). At the booth, see RESOUNDING JOY and other great music from Julie Giroux, Joseph T. Spaniola and Karel Butz.

Patti and Joe Spaniola at The Midwest Clinic

Happy Holidays! Here is my HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. Whether you travel to be with, or merely dream of being with family for the holidays, I wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New Year! This arrangement is from my time in The US Air Force Academy Band. This link is a live recording from our 2001 holiday tour: https://josephspaniola.com/music/happy-holidays-2022/

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS – Arr. by Joseph T. Spaniola

Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition, THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS (Narrator and Wind Ensemble) received a Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards in the Classical Composition and Composer categories. This is the seventh Spaniola composition to receive a Global Music medal. Global Music Awards is “a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices.”

Listen to the music on this site: https://josephspaniola.com/music/the-navajo-code-talkers-2/

The Navajo Code Talkers by Joseph T. Spaniola

On this day (September 11, 2022), I stop to remember 9/11. Here is a piece I arranged for The United States Air Force Academy Band to commemorate the first anniversary of the unforgettable day. I was the Staff Composer/Arranger for the Academy Band at the time. Still today, it is a poignant memory for me as a member of the armed services, an American, and as a human being. Hate and fear caused this unthinkable event. Love, honor, courage and resilience helped bring together our nation and much of the world. Please join me in honoring those who lost their lives on this infamous day, and never forget that united, we can accomplish anything.

Follow this link to listen: https://josephspaniola.com/music/united-we-stand-september-11/

Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition, THOMAS JEFFERSON: Life Lines (Orchestra and Voices) received a Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards in the Classical Composition and Composer categories. This is the sixth Spaniola composition to receive a Global Music medal. Global Music Awards is “a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices.” Listen to the music from the WOVEN IN TIME (Navona Records) album at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFvpYFYi-Fg&list=OLAK5uy_lVUrRtaKUxS_IBHthnPA-Mxsf4UsWniaI&index=8

THOMAS JEFFERSON: Life Lines (Orchestra and voices) by Joseph T. Spaniola on WOVEN IN TIME (Navona Records)