Band Directors Talk Shop’s 100th Post! (Some of our top posts)


Woohoo! This post is the 100th post on! That means 100 ideas for band directors across the country. We hope these ideas help you grow as a band director so your students can be better musicians. Each post strives to help you LEARN something new, SHARE something with students or be INSPIRED in some way. is a collaborative effort of band directors, former band directors, private lesson teachers and fine arts administrators.  Let’s celebrate our 100th post by remembering some of the most popular posts from our core contributors.

(Listed in alphabetical order by contributors’ first name…just for fun.)

Diagnosing Brass Tension (1)

Tension is the Enemy – Annette Mitchell


The Crayon Analogy for Band – BJ Sayger

Simple Steps to Teaching Flute Vibrato

Simple Steps to Teaching Flute Vibrato – Cindy Bulloch

Teach Style First

Teach Style First – Cody Myers

Bis Bb

There’s a Time and Place for Every Fingering – Daniel Loudenback
Lanyards in band

Using Lanyards to Listen to Every Beginner – Eric Rath
Communication in Band

It All Comes Down to Communication – Jim Shaw
music mentor

Music Mentors Can Make a Difference – Sarah Loudenback

4 Clarinet Hacks – Tamarie Sayger

We’ve also had quite a few posts from guest authors.
Here are a few you should check out:

What is Google Classroom

What is Google Classroom – Amy Rever-Oberle

Practice for the Developing Trumpet Player

Practice for the Developing Trumpet Player – Raquel Rodriquez

Evaluate Band Students

Teaching Strategies to Evaluate Band Students

TMEA Clinic Previes

TMEA Clinic Previews – 11 Tips to Use Today – Various Authors

We would love for YOU to share a great idea that you think would benefit others. We are specifically looking for people to write them over the summer (when you actually have time) and we will post them throughout the next school year. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication on this site, please contact us at

All of our core contributors and most of our guest contributors have at least 15 years of experience. However, depending on the subject and quality of the article we will consider submissions from anyone in the field.  We will need proof of qualifications and references before publishing any articles. When you email us we will send you more information about the process for contributing.

THANK YOU for being a part of our first 100 articles!
Please keep sharing posts that you find helpful on Facebook and with friends.

Learn. Share. Inspire.


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