Donald L Hofmeister
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Elementary Band and Intermediate Band Technique Books
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The two books which I have written for all band instruments are now available on my website at hofmeistermnusic.net. Currently all books are available in print form and four are now available to buy…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald L Hofmeister Feb 10, 2011.

 

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Donald L Hofmeister replied to Joshua Uhrich's discussion Motivating Kids to Practice!
"Great ideas Pamela. Don H"
Apr 5, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Staying in School
"Thanks Russ for providing me with this information. I was able to open it and read it. In the Abstract I zeroed in on the "lack of commitment to work." Surely over the years I taught this was always in my awareness and I tried whatever I…"
Mar 21, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Staying in School
"Hi Russ, For some odd reason I can't manage to open this Student Dropout research. Don"
Mar 21, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Allison Lynskey's discussion Homogeneous vs. Hererogeneous Band Classes
"You are welcome. Don H"
Mar 21, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Allison Lynskey's discussion Homogeneous vs. Hererogeneous Band Classes
"Hi Allison, I was musing about your situation again tonight! Is it possible that for the beginning groups you could break them into separate, brass, woodwind, and, percussion? If that is so, then I misread your situation. Definitely I would have…"
Mar 20, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Allison Lynskey's discussion Homogeneous vs. Hererogeneous Band Classes
"Ah, your first sentence tells me four people tried and found the situation non rewarding! The performance schedule is doable. Play simple things in tune and musically. Break the groups into smaller groups of like instruments. Set aside a set…"
Mar 20, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Allison Lynskey's discussion Homogeneous vs. Hererogeneous Band Classes
"As a starter Allison I recommend the reading of the letter I wrote to Clay Michalec "Teaching Beginners without Pullouts." In my opinion, with 35 years of instrumental teaching in all kinds of public school teaching…"
Mar 20, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Allison Lynskey's discussion Homogeneous vs. Hererogeneous Band Classes
"Goodevening Allison, From the looks of your schedule it appears that you would have no time to see students in a private setting or in a like instrument setting. If that is the case you might look at a reply I wrote to Clay Michalec on Oct 23 ,…"
Mar 19, 2012
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Clay Michalec's discussion Teaching Beginners without Pull-Out Lessons
"Goodmorning Clay, I have great compassion for what you are facing. You are making as many adjustments as any reasonable person could given what you are facing. Your acessment that the scheduling and mixing of students who have and have not played…"
Oct 26, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Joyce Hibser's discussion Lesson plans
"Goodmorning Kelley and Joyce, I looked over the attachment template and can see where it could be useful to satisfy the requirements that  the school administration wants. It looks like the template could work as a review and quick reminder of…"
Sep 12, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Pamela A Rezach's discussion Students Beginning Secondary Instruments: Sheet Music Provided
"Hi Pamela, I replied this morning to your last letter. Since I see no evidence of it on the site I have no idea of where it went. I could re constrct most of what I said, but I thought it might be better to see if you did receive it before repeating…"
Aug 16, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to James Moburg's discussion Tips and Advice - What tips do you have to make band season kickoff smoother? Less Stressful? Better Band nights? Parent Tips?
"Hello James, The band season began for me when I entered the fourth grade class room to acquaint the students with the instruments that they could actually start on in the summer. I went over basic concepts of what I actually would teach to the kids…"
Aug 11, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister and Pamela A Rezach are now friends
Aug 11, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to Benjamin Edwards's discussion When do you say when
"Hello Benjamin, Basic instructional texts provide the frame work for learning all sounds with letter names in a sequence. This learning is spread out over one or two books. The students become familiar with each sound in a particular context which…"
Apr 14, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to David Glenn Stroud's discussion Ability or Grade?
"Hi Benjamin, The pressing question now revolves around the mixing of the slower less talented students and the mixing of those with the newer younger students some of whom will move to the stronger group relatively quickly. Since there are hidden…"
Apr 13, 2011
Donald L Hofmeister replied to David Glenn Stroud's discussion Ability or Grade?
"Hello David, In small group lesson situations I generally stuck with instrumentation to divide. I would change the mixture of students to expose those who were not working diligently to improve, with other students  who were being…"
Apr 12, 2011

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Undergraduate College/University
St. Thomas University Winona University Mn.
Graduate Institutions
Black Hills State University S.D.
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Retired band Director

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At 1:03am on October 17, 2010, Russ Weaver said…
Donald,
Welcome to MSBandDirector.com. World's largest network of professional music educators all dedicated to the collaboration involved with the internet 2.0 format. What a great opportunity for band directors to share all of their knowledge and experience with one another for free. Collaboration created this website and each week more material is added that allows folks to better do their job. If you have any questions regarding how to upload materials, view videos, join groups or create posts, just type Russ Weaver into the search bar at the top right corner of your screen.

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