If you’ve ever played in or conducted a band, the chances are that you’ve seen the name Sammy Nestico written on the top right-hand corner.

Mr Nestico is one of the true living legends in music education and we’re so excited to be speaking to him in just days at our upcoming Virtual Music Education Conference about his life and love of music. It’s going to be a unique opportunity to find out first hand about how he got started and how he got so amazingly talented at his craft of writing, arranging and conducting.

As a San-Diego newspaper wrote recently on celebrating his 90th birthday earlier this year:

“It’s not a stretch to describe Nestico as a living legend of music. He has composed or arranged more than 630 pieces, spent 14 years as composer/arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra, directed the White House orchestra under two U.S. presidents, did 63 albums for Capitol Records and wrote, arranged or conducted the scores for more than 50 television shows. He has also released six CDs of his own music and written two books, an autobiography and a textbook on orchestrating”