Motivation, Innovation & Differentiation in Your Beginning Band

As a beginning band director, I fully understand the immense responsibility I have to instruct, nurture, motivate and inspire my...

Small Band Programs

Small Band Programs: Strategies for Success

So, it’s almost UIL contest time. You have that perfect piece in mind with four horn parts, but your band...

Successful Fundraisers

Tips for Efficient and Successful Fundraisers

Great American Opportunities (GAO) Texas Reps are looking forward to seeing EVERYONE at TMEA in San Antonio, February 9 –...

recruit more tuba players

5 Steps to Recruit More Tuba Players

We all “know” that the quality of our concert bands is first and foremost dependent on our tuba players. It...

Conducting: The Three Fundamental Test

The First Fundamental – Does it help the ensemble? I often think conductors should be administered the Hippocratic Oath before...

The non-bassoonist's guide to equipment. A must read for band directors! Visit Band Directors Talk Shop for more great band ideas and activities. #banddirectorstalkshop

The Non-Bassoonist’s Guide to Equipment

A common issue that I have observed among many band directors at both middle and high school levels is their...

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