Start Talking About Summer Band Camp – NOW!

Having students attend a summer band camp is an invaluable experience for the child and a huge boost to your...

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You ask, we deliver! We had requests for a downloadable PDF, so here it is! GreatMusicGreatKids (FREE) Click on the link...

Great American & Tuition Rewards

A Former Educators Testimonial! The SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Plan is one of the most revolutionary programs to come along...

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28 Things Band Directors Are Thankful For

Band directors are thankful for… 1. Principals that let us do our jobs 2. Stands that don’t wobble, flip over, or...

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Incorporating Creative Classroom Strategies Today!

When attending a Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser clinic, one quote that resonated deeply with me was “Criticize in private, praise in...

Instagram for Band…All the Cool Kids are Doing It

Instagram is probably going to be your most popular social media platform, especially among students. In just over a year...

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Clarinet Tips on 4 Important Topics

This article covers the topics of hand position, crossing the break, venting and voicing. Clarinet Tips on Hand Position Bad...

Trumpet Embouchure Basics

The trumpet embouchure is the source of much discussion and frustration among both teachers and students. While the principles that...

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“Out of the Box” Rhythm Exercises

It’s not uncommon for band directors to focus on counting with their students during their beginner year, then struggle to...