Oboe Player

Anatomy of an Oboe Player

What does an oboe player look like? They look human but they have some special powers. I think the oboe...

band hall

9 Things to Do Before Closing the Band Hall Doors for Summer

Don’t forget these 9 things to do before closing the band hall doors for summer: Talk to your students about...

Bassoon Resonance Key

Do Bassoonists Really Need to Use the Resonance Key?

There is a key on the bassoon called the “resonance key” (depressed by the left hand pinky). This key is...

French Horn with No Arms

Playing the French Horn with No Arms – Amazing Story of Overcoming Challenges

If you think playing French horn with no arms is impossible, you will change your mind after seeing this AMAZING...

6 Fun and PRODUCTIVE Activities – After your Students Turn in Their Instruments

Although it’s not ideal, we often must have students turn in instruments early to take care of repairs, overhauls and inventory....

Retention Strategies

Retention Strategies to Keep Your Band Students IN (during the summer)

Retention Strategies to Keep Your Band Students IN (during the summer) Schedule requests are complete and you are wrapping up...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

We are who we are because of the people that have touched our lives. People who supported and believed in...

“Let’s Go Band” for clarinet

My Favorite Song for My Clarinets in May

This version of “Let’s Go Band” for clarinet is my favorite thing to do with my clarinets at the end...

End of Year Band Evaluation

End of Year Band Evaluation

The “End of Year Band Evaluation” can make a difference with you, your students and your program. Read this article...

School-owned Instruments in Top Condition

How to Keep your School-owned Instruments in Top Condition

As a band director, you know that having quality instruments can make a huge difference in the success of students...

Band Graduate Award

Meaningful Gifts for Students when they “Graduate” from Your Band Program

Are you wanting to give your ‘graduates’ (8th graders or seniors) a gift as they leave your band program? Here’s...