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

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester Students Teaching Students –by Frank Troyka Conn-Selmer Division of Education Organizing your spring band events Defining the TOTAL Middle School Band Program … Let’s Work Smarter, Not Harder 2014 –by retired Texas band directors June Bearden; Cindy Bulloch; Cindy Lansford Alpha Chapter Simple Solutions for Virtual Concerts –by Jason

September / October 2020

Mentoring opportunities during the fall semester – great advice from a mentor Sustain Your Successful Band Program –by Barry Trobaugh, Munford Tennessee Phi Beta Mu, Eta Chapter Organizing your fall band events & video instruction tips Lights, Camera… Learn! Tips for Making Videos for Remote Instruction July 24, 2020 –by Scott Watson Preparing for adjudication

April / May 2020

Mentoring Opportunities during the Spring Semester Tips for Success in Districts with No Central Fine Arts Administrator –by Jim Van Zandt 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

January / February 2020

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester  Mentoring: It’s Not Just for Kids! The Head Director’s Role in Mentoring Their Assistants 2017 –Gabe Musella, Texas Bandmasters Association The First Years of Teaching – Making the Most! 2019 –Anthony Rivera, Jordan Freeman Organizing your spring band events Choosing Literature for Success at Contest 2016 –Corey Graves, Rylon

September / October 2019

Mentoring opportunities during the fall semester Mentors Help Lead the Way to Success 2019 –by Lynn Jackson Organizing your fall band events Staying the Course: A Navigation Guide for Head Band Directors 2016 –by Alama Beach, Kathy Johnson, Darla McBryde, Carol Turner Preparing for adjudication for marching contests Texas UIL Marching & Music Rubrics Area/State

April / May 2019

Mentoring tips Normal Struggles of Young Band Directors April 2019 −by George Little Organizational tips Planning for Final Days of the School Year −by Rho Chapter Alabama Preparing for adjudication Thank You for All the 2s April 2019 −by Darcy Vogt Williams 

January / February 2019

Mentoring opportunities during the spring semester The First Years of Teaching − Making the Most! 2019 −by Anthony Rivera, Jordan Freeman | Texas Bandmasters Association Bring Your Band Program to the Next Level: Benefits of Utilizing a Clinician 2012 −by Greg Countryman, Cindy Lansford, Susan Scarborough | Texas Music Educators Assoc. Organizing your spring band