September / October 2021

The International Board created the project at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic and this is the ninth series of articles under “Teaching Tips”, “The Profession” and “Repertoire” topics. A big THANK YOU to the Alpha chapter members & Texas directors who share their knowledge with us this series! All the articles will remain on the

May / June 2021

The International Board created the project at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic and this is the eighth series of articles under “Teaching Tips”, “The Profession” and “Repertoire” topics. All articles will remain on the PBM International website as a resource for directors, so please share and consult the previous submissions under the EO tab. I

January / February 2021

Events include solo & ensemble, spring concerts, jazz band, etc. The Percussionist in the Concert Band Setting 2020 –by Aric Hageman Concert Band Clinic Directors Session Cheyenne East High School | Cheyenne, WY Rehearsal ideas Luke McMillan Technique Workout 2021 –by Luke McMillan –provides a free workout Address core musicianship issues concisely and individualize support

September / October 2020

Events: marching band, all region/state auditions Making Efficient Use of Your Warm-up Time at Marching Contest  –by Kathy Johnson Coordinator and Instructor of Brass and Woodwind Techniques The University of North Texas Rehearsal ideas from a composer If You PLAY Something, SAY Something! 2017 –by Brian Balmages | Composer Instructional tools – informative handout for

April / May 2020

Events include Solo & Ensemble, Spring Concerts, Jazz Band Making Sound Decisions about Concert Band Repertoire  2018 –by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert Rehearsal Ideas Planning Every Rehearsal for Maximum Effect − If It’s Not Written Down, It Won’t Happen  2018 –by Joe Munoz Instructional Tools & Suggested Summer Reading Understanding Chord Tuning, Balance and Intonation 

January / February 2020

Events include solo & ensemble, spring concerts, jazz band Preparing Your Ensemble for Expressive Performance −by Robert Sheldon Rehearsal ideas Bring Your Band Program to the Next Level: Benefits of Utilizing a Clinician −2012 −by Greg Countryman, Cindy Lansford, Susan Scarborough Instructional tools & musical links BandDirectorsTalkShop.com is a website available to educate and inspire

September / October 2019

Events: marching band, all region/state auditions Tips for a Successful Region Band Experience from Start to Finish! Three Perspectives: Student, Teacher −by Cynthia Lansford, Ryan Johnston, Taylor White Producing Outstanding Musicians through Preparation for Region/District Band Auditions −by Greg Countryman Developing Your Marching Percussion Section −by Jordan Stern & Kris Hartman  |  Claudia Taylor Johnson

April / May 2019

Events Recruiting and Retention April 2019 −by Gary Gribble Rehearsal ideas Foundations for Good Practice Habits April 2019 −by Christina Guenther Instructional tools Musical Mastery for Band website −by Kathy Johnson & Asa Burk [Alpha members] This method book is being used by band directors around Texas and neighbouring states and is also being used

January / February 2019

Events include solo & ensemble, spring concerts, jazz band Strategies for Success: Thoughts for New (and Veteran) Teachers 2019 −by Dr. Charles Menghini  | Texas Bandmasters Association Journal Balancing Your Band WITH Your Personal Life 2019 −by Fran Kick  | Texas Bandmasters Association Journal Rehearsal ideas Planning Every Rehearsal for Maximum Effect − If It’s