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XO Brass Welcomes Presidio Brass to the KHS America Family   Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7AejWhChsM&feature=youtu.be Mt. Juliet, TN ­– July 19, 2017 – KHS America is proud to welcome one of today’s top touring professional brass quintets, Presidio Brass, as the newest member of the KHS America Academic ...
  Telling the Story: Great Ways to Get Your Message Out   Regularly scheduled arts events open doors to community education. Concert audiences appreciate informative printed program notes or a presentation offering...   READ MORE > ...
ASBDA Outstanding Potential Award to Ryan Hurd   Congratulations to Ryan Hurd, Band Director of Jackson Middle School, in Ohio, who received the 2017 American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) Outstanding Potential Award for Young Directors. The award is sponsored by the ASBDA Foundation as part of ASBDA’s “Each One Reach One Pro ...
The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Maximizing Fiscal Opportunities Whether you are a supervisor or a one-person music program, Money is the fuel that keeps the program going. Try incorporating these strategies and procedures to maximize your fiscal resources.   READ MORE > ...
Century Resources: Founded With Music in Mind! A music teacher’s life can be one of isolation. Okay, maybe that’s dramatic. But, the music department is an island…one that feels like it’s suffering erosion on its shores on a constant basis. Curriculum is different from the academic subjects, and the departments run much differently. ...
The Educational Importance of Making Recordings An Interview with Sam Pilafian, Eric Romback-Kendall, and Clarke Rigsby   ...
  2006 WSU Artist-In-Residence: Walter White Brass Discussion Pt. 2     ...
2006 WSU Artist-In-Residence: Walter White Discussion Pt. 3 ...
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 ...