The Profession

Fall 2020

Mentoring opportunities during the fall semester – great advice from a mentor

Organizing your fall band events & video instruction tips

Preparing for adjudication for marching contests – an informative link to explore

  • A Judge’s Perspective website
    –by Kathy Johnson
    Coordinator and Instructor of Brass and Woodwind Techniques
    The University of North Texas

Spring 2020

Mentoring Opportunities during the Spring Semester

Organizing your Spring Band Events / Online ideas due to COVID-19

  • Consult music publishers such as JW Pepper, Conn-Selmer, Alfred Music share helpful educational ideas during COVID-19
  • Creative ideas are being developed using technology tools such as Music First, Smart Music, YouTube, Google Drives, video platforms for class communication, shared drives with lesson plan ideas & grading rubrics
  • Search music convention websites, professional Symphony groups & Military bands performances & web pages. Tons of ‘porch concerts’ to enjoy!

Preparing for Adjudication for Concert Contests / Preparing Leaders

Spring 2019

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester 

Organizing your spring band events

Preparing for adjudication for concert contests

Mentoring opportunities during the fall semester

Organizing your fall band events

Preparing for adjudication for marching contests

Planning for Final Days of the School Year
–by Jim Knight, Greg Gumina

Recruiting and Retention
2019
–by Garry Gribble

Normal Struggles of Young Band Directors
2019
–by George Little

Thank You for All the 2s
2019
−by Darcy Vogt Williams