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Many questions have come in regarding how to effectively use Let's take it from general to specific:


1. Network colleagues together for faster communication and collaboration. Local groups, as well as State groups, are forming and communication is fast.… Continue

Added by Russ Weaver on February 5, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Using as your browser's default homepage at school.


Thank-you so much for you individual feedback regarding the differences between what you see at home on and what you see at school on The reasons are varied and many, and it has to do with everything from your machine, your software version, your operating system and especially your servers and the guys prohibiting things from getting to teachers on the front lines.

Many members have overcome the "IT" difficulties by simply requesting… Continue

Added by Russ Weaver on October 18, 2008 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

All the Good Stuff is in the Forums!


Please take a minute to browse through the forum section of All of the really good worksheets, discussions, music lists and information that you need to teach is in the forums. You can also upload worksheets and anything that you use in your teaching. When enough directors view the uploads, they will be moved to the "Main Page" for quicker access by all directors. Let's hash it out in the forum section!

Relevant questions are answered and thoughtful… Continue

Added by Russ Weaver on October 12, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

New Study Shows Professional Musicians Have Higher IQs Than Non-Musicians

Here is an article that shares some of the latest brain research with regard to music education.
A very neat article.

Added by Russ Weaver on October 10, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Middle School Band Directors encouraged to share.


Did you know that posting to the forums in allows everyone to benefit from your expertise! For instance, if you find a quality piece of usable concert band literature for download off the internet then all you have to do is add the address to that particular forum and everyone can benefit! If enough directors comment that it is a great piece for their programs, it will be placed on the main page for quicker access. This should allow all programs to benefit… Continue

Added by Russ Weaver on October 7, 2008 at 7:15am — 2 Comments


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