"I would go with the standard Band setup. Clarinets on the left of course. Because you have 16 flutes and only 15 clarinets, I would have the first row (right in front of you) all flutes. Then at left the clarinets in standard form (1sts in 2nd row,…"
"The link mentions dying Band Programs. Where? They're not dying in Manitoba to my knowledge and readings. Why single out Voxman? What about all those other books private teachers have used with students all those decades ago. To be honest, I…"
"Our situation was quite unusual. 6 elementary schools (to 8th grade) and one H.S. All bands rehearsed in the H.S. band room, some during the day, some before/after hours. So we 3 directors were pretty much in constant contact. We all usually…"
"I spent a fair chunk of my career teaching 6th grade beginners. Can't recall all the method books I used. Always seemed to come back to Band Today. Gets right to the point and gets the job done. But I feel all the books I used were good enough.…"