Writing this book has been cathartic. I have always been in the camp of collegial support for colleagues as opposed to competitive isolation and protectionism.

I had to rein in the writing process in order to have this book ready for a publishing deadline. I still have more thoughts and ideas I want to share. My plan is to continue to add material over time.

I hope you take away at least one or two suggestions which will help you teach better and save a little time. It will never be on the New York Times bestseller list, but if it helps even a few band directors, my goal will be accomplished.

Tom Taylor