Lines & Spaces Chant – Quick Tip

Quick Tip! Use the Lines & Spaces Chant to help your students learn the lines and spaces…in a FUN way!...

Posture Chant – Quick Tip

Quick Tip! Here’s a Posture Chant to help remind your students of the correct posture…in a FUN way! Feet Flat,...

Five Minute Drill

Five Minute Drill – Fun Classroom Routines for Percussion

Ralph Hicks and Eric Rath are not only music educators in the trenches, but they are also percussionists who have...

band on twitter

Get your Band on Twitter! (And not for the reason you think…)

Unless your school has a well established Twitter culture where all teachers/classes use it regularly, you’re probably not going to...

Flute Embouchure:  Simple Steps for Great Success!

Every band director wants their beginner flutists to have pure, full and beautiful tones.  Establishing a good flute embouchure is...

The Best $3 Beginner Band Supply Ever

The Best $3 Beginner Band Supply Ever

What’s the best $3 beginner band supply students can have the first months of school? A mirror! You’ve probably heard...

Stand Tags – for More than Just Learning Names

Do you need to learn 100 names in a very short time?  Try Stand Tags! By seeing the student’s names every...

Common Match Grip Problems for Beginning Percussionists

Common Match Grip Problems for Beginning Percussionists

zJust as attention is spent on the beginning wind player’s embouchure, equal attention must be spent on the beginning percussionist’s...

Practice and Motivation ‘Posters’

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Band Registration Day

Band Registration Day

Do you feel like you spend the first week of school dealing with paperwork, t-shirts, assigning lockers and updating information? ...

Proper Instrument Care

Teaching Students Proper Instrument Care

One of the most important things we teach our students in the first week of school is proper instrument care....

Keeping Ensemble Drills Interesting at the Beginning of the Year

It’s finally here. After a summer full of hot days, family vacations, and fidget spinners, our students will come bounding...

Student Assistants

Using Student Assistants in Beginner Band

Inspire Beginners, Create Mentors, and Promote a Culture of Can-Do Learning Starting heterogeneous classes of beginner band students can be...

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