The Profession

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 PBM International website as a resource for directors, so please
share with others and consult the previous submissions under the EO tab. Best wishes on your fall
semester!

Mentoring 

Organizing your band events 

Preparing for adjudication/contests 

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 hope you each enjoy a restful summer and find these ideas helpful!

Mentoring — creating student leaders for next year

Organizing your band events — community matters

Preparing for adjudication/contests — consider playing an American march!

January / February 2021

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester

Organizing your spring band events

Preparing for adjudication & for spring concert contests

September / October 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

April / May 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

January / February 2020

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester 

Organizing your spring band events

Preparing for adjudication for concert contests

September / October 2019

Mentoring opportunities during the fall semester

Organizing your fall band events

Preparing for adjudication for marching contests

January / February 2019

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester

Organizing your spring band events

Preparing for adjudication for concert contests