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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 in General Discussions / Help and assistance area

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 in General Discussions / Help and assistance area

0 Aug 18, 2016

More Free Music

Hi all,  For your free music section, you might want to check out this site:  Some really good stuff.

Started by Marc Whitlock in Concert Literature - Grades 1 to 3

1 Jun 30, 2016
Reply by Russ Weaver

2016 International Saito Conducting Workshop with Wayne Toews

The 2016 Saskatchewan Orchestral Association's International Saito Conducting workshop with Wayne Toews will be held in Saskatoon, SK, Cana…

Started by Wayne Toews in Summer Music Programs

0 Dec 15, 2015

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 Equipment

1 Oct 31, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

Concert Review Templates

My middle school concert band will be attending a few concerts this year at our local universities and junior colleges. I want them to writ…

Started by Calvin Deon Carr in Large Group Assessment/Contest Music Performance Assessment

2 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

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 Techniques

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 in Rehearsal Techniques

6 Sep 10, 2015
Reply by Michelle Devine

Start-up instruments for a junior high band

I just got transferred to a new K-8 school that has a small 7/8 grade band of 30-35 students. Has anyone recently opened a school and had a…

Started by Jim Bunselmeier in Equipment

2 Aug 26, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

International teaching opportunities

Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar is hiring a full time secondary/high school music teacher. The successful applicant will work closely with the…

Started by Mandy Hollingshead in Best Job Bank Listings : Band Directors

14 Jul 28, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver



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