Since 2011, Dr. Joseph Tornello has been the director of athletic bands and a member of the faculty in the Department of Music at Boise State University. His responsibilities include overseeing all athletic and pep bands including the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band, conducting the All Campus Band, and teaching marching band techniques. Dr. Tornello holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Virginia Tech and Jacksonville State University, respectively, and after many successful years teaching secondary instrumental music and percussion, he completed his DMA in wind band conducting at the University of Kentucky in 2012. He was Director of the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band at the 2011 MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Meet the New Face Behind the Keith Stein Blue Thunder: Profile Interview of Joe Tornello, KTVB Channel 7 (2011)
The energy of Bronco Stadium wouldn't be the same without the drums, the trumpets, the...
Setting Up Your Concert Percussion Section for Success, Idaho Music Educators Conference (2012)
Non Pitched Percussion Notation and Orchestration (Guest Lecturer), Boise State University (2012)
Setting Up Your Concert Percussion Section for Success, Fall Band and Orchestra Teachers In-Service Conference, Boise State University (2011)
Often directors try to select repertoire that will engage the entire percussion section. Once the...