Proactive Classroom Management: The Beginning of the Year

There is no better time to establish a cooperative, well-managed classroom than the first week of school. Everything from how...

Private Lesson Teachers

8 Ways to Get More from your Private Lesson Staff this Year

1. Share your expectations Let your private lesson teachers know your overall expectations for private lessons as far as professionalism,...

Facebook for your Band

While no longer the only game in town, Facebook is still a trusted place to share information. Of the three...

Surviving Your First Few Years of Teaching (TBA Archives)

Are you in your first few years of teaching? Do you know someone who is? This is great advice! The...

easy fundraiser

An Easy Fundraiser that Will Make You and Your Students Smile!

What if I told you that fundraising can be fun? What if students can be actively engaged for a short...

Choosing Literature Band

Choosing Literature for Success at Contest: Every Concert Has a Purpose

Much of a band’s success at UIL hinges on the band director’s programming choices. And while many directors will put...

The Middle School Non-Varsity Band-

Taming the Beast – The Middle School Non-Varsity Band:  Overcoming “Summer Brain” and “Summer Chops”

It’s the first week back to school and all of your non-varsity band kids are chomping at the bit to...

Adding Gadgets to Your Rehearsal

Adding Gadgets to Your Rehearsals

Vary the classroom learning throughout your rehearsals with different applications of technology. Playing around with new things can be a...

percussion room makeover

Percussion Room Makeover!

Are you wanting to keep percussion equipment from getting lost or damaged? Do you want your percussionists to take more...

Summer Survey for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com

Please help us as we plan content for the 2017-2018 school year. The survey should take about 10 minutes. Thanks...

Books for Band directors

6 Books for Band Directors to Read

Have you ever heard the saying that in 5 years you’ll be the same person you are except for the...