The Profession

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