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High school Directors

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

Started by Matthew Poole

3 May 31
Reply by Russ Weaver

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

Started by Bruce Chidester

4 May 31
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

2 Jun 15, 2017
Reply by Russ Weaver

Rhythm work

I would love to know what kind of rhythm work you all do with your middle school bands.  Any particular method books or exercises that you'…

Started by Mark Dodge

6 Feb 23, 2017
Reply by Mark Dodge

A Practicing Motivator: Instrument Karate

Greetings! When I taught elementary music, I used Barb Philipak's Recorder Karate: a wonderful resource for getting students to love to pla…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

0 Feb 16, 2017

Motivation and accountability

Hi guys! I'm curious how other directors address the issue of accountability. I feel like I'm always fighting this battle to keep my studen…

Started by Blake Long

3 Feb 3, 2017
Reply by Pamela A Rezach

Habits of a successful band director

Dear band teachers, Has anyone read the book "Habits of a successful band director" or used the method books (with the same title)along wi…

Started by Mark White

0 Aug 18, 2016

Noteflight lesson plans

Has anyone had any experience teaching composition or theory with noteflight. I would love to swap lesson plans and/or ideas. Thanks

Started by Mark White

4 Feb 27, 2015
Reply by Tyler Turner

Assessment in Large Groups

I have very large beginning band classes and was wondering how is the best method to assess large groups?  Doing it individually takes too…

Started by Andrew Bruington

1 Nov 2, 2014
Reply by Mark Dodge

How does your district allocate money to buy new instruments?

I'm looking for some input and advice on finding funding for instrument replacement.  Since the economic downturn, I have received zero fun…

Started by Cory Swanson

0 Sep 23, 2014



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