September / October 2022

Our International Board created the Educational Outreach Project at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic as a means of service to directors. Articles cover areas of  “Teaching Tips”, “The Profession” and “Repertoire” fitting the seasons of the teaching school year.  Several of our members from a variety of chapters have reached out to share helpful articles and ideas to assist you this fall. Many thanks to the contributors – we appreciate their involvement in the project!

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 for your fall semester


A Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance teaching plan on Brian Balmages’ latest work Kyiv, 2022 by Bill Rank, Xi Chapter – Illinois

He shares: Through our building community effective outcome, we created a service project involving selling sunflower seeds at our Spring Band Concert (the national flower of Ukraine) to support humanitarian aid efforts in Eastern Europe. His junior high school students selected Save the Children as the humanitarian aid organization and were excited to raise over $1250 for children in Ukraine.

Two publications by Tina Cornwell, Omicron Chapter – Arkansas