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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…

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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

24 Sep 15, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

Teaching the Concert Bb Chromatic Scale: A fun and successful approach!

Hello All,   If you have ever struggled with the process of teaching the chromatic scale (especially dealing with the clarinet alternate fi…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

6 Sep 10, 2015
Reply by Michelle Devine

Beginning of the School Year Song Activity

Greetings to All, I'm attaching a song I use at the beginning of each school year - during the first week of band rehearsals.  This song br…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

0 Jun 30, 2012

Choral Readings Focus Upon Rehearsal Objectives

Each choral reading begins this way: “In Rehearsal Today and Throughout This Week..."      If you want your students to use critical thinki…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

1 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Karin Llyr

Solfege and band

I've had the priviledge to teach both band and chorus. Just curious if anyone teaches their kids solfege, number system, or some method of…

Started by Akeem Downs

4 Apr 3, 2012
Reply by Karin Llyr

Legato Playing with younger bands

I'm curious to know what successful techniques others are using to get their bands to play legato. A couple of major concerns I'm having is…

Started by Gregory Denson

1 Sep 13, 2011
Reply by Russ Weaver

The Pencil Dilemma in Rehearsal

I would like to read about ideas that work concerning students bringing pencils to rehearsals. The past couple of years we have had positiv…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

2 Mar 9, 2011
Reply by Russ Weaver

Teaching Forte-Piano

What are some good ways to obtain a well-balanced Forte-Piano with a small middle school band?  There's always those kids who don't make a…

Started by Nancy Cowan

4 Feb 24, 2011
Reply by Doug Mattsey

Breathing Exercises

I am just curious to know what you do to teach breathing. I have order the breathing gym...while I'm waiting on it to come in the mail, wha…

Started by Akeem Downs

1 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Russ Weaver

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