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Method Book Choices

Hello, I like to change beginning band method books every few years. I would like any input on the book you have used and why you like it. 

Started by Delores Henson in Method BooksLatest Reply

Brands of Beginning Instruments (The big discussion)

This discussion will focus on director preferences regarding the testing, over time, of various brands of instruments designed for beginner…

Started by Russ Weaver in EquipmentLatest Reply

Motivating Kids to Practice!

Ok MS Band DIrectors. Here's where I need all the best information and advice I can get. I have a small band program of about 35 beginners…

Started by Joshua Uhrich in Rehearsal TechniquesLatest Reply

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3 Reasons Why the “Selected Studies” book by H. Voxman Is Killing Your Band Program

http://www.thetrumpetblog.com/3-reasons-why-the-selected-studies-book-by-h-voxman-is-killing-your-band-programs/

Started by Bruce Chidester in General Discussions / Help and assistance area

1 Oct 25
Reply by Russ Weaver

Sightreading for Middle School Students

Directors. Post all of the best material you have that deals with this area of MS band life.

Started by Russ Weaver in Sightreading

2 Sep 3
Reply by Russ Weaver

Seating Arrangement for Large Band

I have an incoming 6th grade consisting of 75 students 16 flutes, 15 clarinets, 18 saxes, 9 trumpets, 5 trombones, 1 cello, and 13 percussi…

Started by Brian Nickerson in Classroom Management

1 Sep 3
Reply by Russ Weaver

Job Opening for MS Band and Music Teacher, Houston, TX

Western Academy, located in the Spring Branch area of Houston, TX, is seeking a male teacher for our all boys 3rd - 8th grade private schoo…

Started by Timothy Keenley in Best Job Bank Listings : Band Directors

0 Feb 5

High school Directors

Does your high school feeder directors come down to your schools often? Or at all? 

Started by Matthew Poole in General Discussions / Help and assistance area

1 Jan 21
Reply by Russ Weaver

Free Quality Concert Band Literature!

Directors, This forum is linked from the main page and is THE place for you to post your "finds" in the way of free quality concert band li…

Started by Russ Weaver in Free Quality Band Music / Directors who find links post here

21 Oct 13, 2017
Reply by Fred Domulot

MYP

Is there anyone out there teaching band as part of the MYP (middle years programme from Geneva)? If so, I would be very interested in seein…

Started by Mandy Hollingshead in Curriculum

9 Aug 23, 2017
Reply by Leif Hall

Best Practices for Band Handbooks

Directors, It is time consuming to google middle school band handbook for ideas, but everyone has probably done so. Only to find that there…

Started by Russ Weaver in Band Handbooks / upload yours now for reference

23 Aug 5, 2017
Reply by Russ Weaver

On Which Paper Is It Best To Print Your Music?

Has this ever happened to you? You have a quick page turn in your concert and the next two pages are stuck together. Under the existin…

Started by Bruce Chidester in General Discussions / Help and assistance area

2 Jun 15, 2017
Reply by Russ Weaver

Free Trumpet Sheet Music- “Prelude No.4” By Frederic Chopin/ arr.Chidester for Brass Quartet

Free Trumpet Sheet Music- “Prelude No.4” By Frederic Chopin/ arr.Chidester for Brass Quartet   http://www.trumpetensemblemusic.com/produc

Started by Bruce Chidester in Free Quality Band Music / Directors who find links post here

0 Jun 14, 2017

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