Posts by BandDirector

Cross-Curricular Applications in Band (Quick Tip)

Cross-Curricular Applications in Band (Quick Tip)

Cross-curricular applications in band can be a touchy subject.  I think most band directors agree that we teach music for...

Organizing a Band DIRECTOR Calendar – 3 Tips

Organizing a Band DIRECTOR Calendar – 3 Tips

What is a band director calendar?  I’m talking about your personal calendar.  The one on your phone or on your desk...

How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain

If you find it interesting to learn about how playing an instrument benefits your brain, this is a great 4...

Teaching Clarinets to “Roll to A” Isn’t Enough

If you’re teaching clarinets to “Roll to A” that’s good – but it’s not enough.  The left index finger is...

Motivating your band

Motivate Your Band – Countdown to Contest

Looking for ways to motivate your band?  This series – Motivate Your Band – will feature ideas that you can put into...

Teaching beginning Band

Teaching Beginning Band with Games – Jeopardy

Teaching beginning band with this game is a great way to make class more fun while reviewing many different concepts....

Improving Sightreading Skills with Thirds

Thirds patterns are an excellent way to bridge the gap between playing scales and sightreading within a specific key.  Here’s a...

It’s All in the State of Mind

It is appropriate that this post be dedicated to Randy Storie.  He was an inspirational band director and mentor to...

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