When working with a non-varsity band at the high school level, it is important to consider a full-year curriculum. Don’t wait to get down to the details! Planning ahead will help you have more successful student performances and ensure your students are comfortable with the following: Program ... Read More about Plant in the Fall, Harvest in the Spring: Creating Superior High School Non-Varsity Bands
Introduction A properly functioning saxophone reed is essential for a successful performance. In addition, possessing several good reeds can boost confidence and motivate saxophonists to perform at their highest level. Likewise, not having an assortment of playable reeds can cause performers much ... Read More about Reed Preparation and Adjustment Strategies for the Saxophonist
Full service tour operators should be able to make organizing a great band trip easy - including the payment for that trip. Tour companies should provide ways to accept individual online payment for each band member. However, there’s often the question: “What about fundraising and booster ... Read More about How Can I Make Fundraising & Online Payments Work Together When Paying for a Trip?
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