My name is Patrick Baldwin, and I am the founder and CEO of Ten-Hut Productions LLC. Welcome to our very first blog entry!
In today’s entry, I hope to tell you a little about Ten-Hut Productions LLC and our business philosophy along with all that we have to offer.
The goal of Ten-Hut Productions LLC is to provide marching band directors with educational services to help them promote and encourage the marching arts in their schools. Having been a band director myself for 15 years and a music educator for 17 years, I know very well the demands that are put on all music educators, whether they are instrumental, vocal, or orchestral directors, or if they teach general music. Teaching today is not the same as teaching 20 years ago, and time is a precious commodity.
I also know that working with nearly non-existent budgets can be daunting at the very least. I taught instrumental music for two years without a budget, and so I understand that music educators have to make the very most out of every penny they have available and the struggle they face raising money through booster organizations.
First and foremost, Ten-Hut Productions LLC is a marching band drill design service provider. Our goal is to utilize the music you have chosen for your students to play and create a dynamic field production keeping in mind the strengths and weaknesses of your students as well as the type of audience to which your students will be playing. We believe that quality marching band drill and show design should be available to all marching programs both big and small, rich or poor. Therefore, you will find our prices to be competitive with some of the leading marching band show companies and independent drill writers.
We also believe that music educators’ time is valuable, especially since they spend so much time at school. We provide several services that would give music educators some time back so they can be home with their families or focusing their energy towards other greater needs in their classroom. We can transcribe your hand-written drill or music into computerized copies and printout for your students to easily access and read. We also provide rehearsal track services for both instrumental and choral literature. If there is something in Pyware or Finale that you need to have done, we can do it!
We offer instructional services if you need an extra hand at band camp or other rehearsals. Having taught for 17 years, I know how wonderful it is to have extra help during summer rehearsals. It is also great to have a fresh pair of eyes mid-season to look for ways to really make a show shine. I have all clearances required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and am available for anything from an afterschool rehearsal to a full week of band camp. You name where you can use some assistance, and I can be there to help. Even if it’s to repeat something to your students that you have said 100 times, but because someone new is telling it to them, they finally listen. We ALL know how that goes!
Lastly, we at Ten-Hut Productions cherish the educational value of the marching arts. We want to keep the activity growing and moving forward for future generations to benefit from all that the marching arts has to offer. As an independent judge, I offer adjudication services for your band festivals, competitions, and MPA’s. I am also in the process of developing seminar topics for professional development opportunities to be offered to marching band directors. We also have an educational blog that we hope to use to spread news and information about the marching arts. If you have a topic for either professional development or for the blog that you would like addressed or discussed, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for allowing me to introduce Ten-Hut Productions LLC and to tell you a little of what we are all about. My hope is that we can help be an integral part of your team to help make your students as successful as they can be!
Ten-Hut Productions LLC