Marcus tried the tuba like his director suggested and Charlotte is enjoying the low notes after she struggled to play higher notes on trumpet. Both are considering band next year, but often get in trouble for talking, and really, what’s the point since band is boring….for tuba players! Why does ... Read More about Developing Tuba Musicians – not just Tuba Players!
Embarking on a path to a successful year in your middle school band program involves laying a solid foundation. The upcoming months offer potential for musical growth, teamwork, and personal achievement. Implementing key strategies, from building connections to setting goals, fosters an environment ... Read More about Setting the Stage for a Successful Year: Middle School Edition
As Directors, we cannot assume that the students understand what being in tune really is in the ensemble. In a band rehearsal, maintaining pitch accuracy is essential for producing a cohesive and productive rehearsal. Too many times directors get into the rut of taking on the intonation ... Read More about Tuning – It’s Not Just the Director’s Responsibility
What if you could set classroom expectations in such a way that it created a class FULL of students that are enjoyable to work with, where they could run their own class, and get along without so much effort on your part? What if you could make it where you don’t dread seeing the students walk in ... Read More about Building Structure Into Your Classroom: Creating a Learning Environment That You Look Forward to Everyday
The plight of band directors often includes long days, longer weekends, and an overall environment that’s not conducive to healthy eating. With the start of a new school year just around the corner, this could be a great time to focus on better eating habits, one of which includes choosing healthier ... Read More about Healthier Snacks for Busy Band Directors
Here at Green Light Group Tours we’ve seen bands with 300 members get only 45 people to sign up for their end of the year trip. Conversely, we’ve seen bands with 30 members somehow get 80 passengers to sign up. Weird, right? At first we were stumped by these wide-ranging amounts of interest from ... Read More about How To Get Students Interested In Your End Of The Year Trip