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Fundraising 101: Don’t Dread Delivery Day! It’s coming! Delivery day. Once the fundraiser is underway, the panic starts to trickle in. The organizing, the chaos, the confusion…the time. Even if you have a great kick-off, a sneaking sense of dread tends to creep in as the the order arrival gets closer.   But there’s no ne ...
Comparing the Buffet Crampon R13 and E11 clarinets: What are the differences? Matt Vance, Woodwind Product Specialist, Buffet Crampon USA Young clarinetists often begin their instrumental music study with a plastic student clarinet, such as the Buffet Crampon Prodige. As a student grows in ability and musical maturity, however, the need for a wood clarinet ...
  The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Preparing an Instrument Replacement Plan. Most superintendents and school boards do not know the importance of balanced instrumentation so consider yourself lucky if you walk into a new job as a director and find adequate equipment in good shape.If not, however, it is up to you as the director of the pro ...
University of Illinois 2017 SuperState Concert Band Festival May 6-7, 2017   ...
Fundraising 101: Awards Students are Excited About “Hey kids, I’ve picked out a great fundraiser for us this year!” Pause. <Collective groan> If this is the scenario playing out in your dreams prior to announcing this year’s fundraiser with your music students, let’s step back for a moment. For most, if not all of you ...
  May, 2017  REVIEW: ER4 SR - Etymōtic earphones Patrick SheridanInternational Soloist and Recording Artist I have been an over the ear headphone user for many years, so I was skeptical about what would be possible in an earphone for realizing the accuracy of sounds I listen for when using headgear rather than speakers. I guess the proof was ...
Fundraising 101: Make Ordering Easy   School fundraising has changed over the years. Let’s be honest – how people communicate, how they comparison shop, and how they spend money has changed, too. Somehow lugging around a box full of samples isn’t cutting it anymore. Just like any other products for sale, the fundraising program you ...
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Wenger VAE Rehearsal System Interview with Matt Hildebrand Acoustic Design EngineerWenger Corporation     ...
4 Steps to a Successful Fundraiser In between curriculum development, running after-school groups, department management, and individual student considerations, music teachers and department leads are increasingly needed to fill in the blanks where funds are missing from annual music department budgets. Enter…the annual fundraiser. It’s a ne ...
Dear Band Directors, Later today AMP: The Association of Music Parents will launch a major crowdfunding campaign in support of completing the feature documentary film, Marching Beyond Halftime. High school music programs, music booster organizations and band supporters across the United States are being invited to assist the Association of Music Parents (A ...
  The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Working with Administrators   Instrumental teachers have a keen interest in professional development - studying conducting, instructional techniques, ensemble development and literature. Despite this commitment to professional growth, the thrill of having an outstanding ensemble eludes many direct ...
Karl King’s Top Twelve One of the most prolific composers for concert band, Karl King composed at least 291 works, including 185 marches, 22 overtures, 12 galops, 29 waltzes, and works in many other styles. Not only did he compose some of the most brilliant and famous marches for experienced bands at the professional and university levels; he also ...
  Band Director Giveaway! The first six Band Directors to email will receive a FREE Box of Lescana Reeds   Lescana reeds are hand finished in the USA using only the finest quality materials. Lescana Reeds produce an exceptional sound. email: Banddirector.com@gmail.com         Available at:     &nbs ...
  U.S. Army All-American Marching BandFrom LIVE Performance January 7th. 2017                                               ...
Rehearsal Techniques That Foster Ensemble Independence Dr. Lauren Reynolds, CCSU   ...
Tamagawa Academy & Mc Cracken Middle School Concert Recorded December 13, 2016Niles West HS     ...
The comprehensive, voluntary National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) were released publicly in June, 2014. Created by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, these standards are framed by a definition of artistic literacy that includes, "philosophical foundations and lifelong goals, artistic processes and creative practices, anchor and performance stan ...
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