Our International Board created the Educational Outreach Project at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic as a means of service to directors. Articles cover areas of “Teaching Tips”, “The Profession” and “Repertoire” fitting the seasons of the teaching school year. Several of our members from a variety of chapters have reached out to share helpful articles and ideas to assist you this fall. Many thanks to the contributors – we appreciate their involvement in the project!
All the articles will remain on the PBM International website as a resource for directors, so please share with others and consult the previous submissions under the EO tab. Best wishes as you move into the spring semester!
John McCallister Free Resources:
John is a high school band director and composer living in California. In addition to a media-rich website, he has a number of free downloadable resources for use including scale sheets, recruitment materials, materials for jazz, strings, and warm-ups.
Historic Music of Newport (ME):
This organization has chronicled a rich history of music in the region, including making several older marches available for purchase by donation on their website. If you are seeking a “new” march to add to your band’s repertoire, there are a number of compelling options.
Jim Evans is a retired band director who taught for 28 years. In addition to free downloadable scale sheets and fingering charts, Jim has a 2-volume method book for beginning band students available on his website.
Teaching Music and More:
Keith Ozvath is a band director teaching near Chicago. His website includes useful articles focusing on integrating technology into band rehearsals at multiple levels.
EO Chair Travis Weller is joined by EO Committee Member Jason Worzbyt (Nu Chapter) to talk about reigniting the passion in our teaching.