Educational Outreach

THE PROFESSION

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

Recruiting and Retention
–by Garry Gribble

Normal Struggles of Young Band Directors
–by George Little

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

TEACHING TIPS

Events: marching band, all region/state auditions

Rehearsal ideas

Instructional Tools:

  • PBM Mississippi Chapter “Young Band Director Project”
    These videos were sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of Phi Beta Mu and produced and filmed by CA Video Productions.  These videos are designed for young directors or college students who are getting ready begin their student teaching experience.  The directors you see in these videos are some of the finest directors in our state who have volunteered to demonstrated methods and techniques they have developed throughout their years of teaching.

Foundations for Good Practice Habits
−by Dr. Christina Guenther

Musical Mastery for Band
−by Kathy Johnson & Asa Burk [Alpha members]
This method book is being used by band directors around Texas and neighbouring states and is also being used as the primary text for the wind instrument techniques classes for music education majors at both University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Music Theory for Beginning Instrumentalists: A Scripted Curriculum
a collaboration between Mary Ellen Cavitt [Alpha member] and Randallyn Kelso Holdford
Designed for beginning instrumentalists, this text provides work in music theory to supplement a beginner method book. It is available from J.W. Pepper and is published by RBC Publications.