The First Six Weeks – A Beginning Band Curriculum

The First Six Weeks – A Beginning Band Curriculum (Part 2) David Dunham A band director since 1986, David Dunham has taught in the Frisco, Texas Independent School District since 2000 and at Fowler Middle School, where he started the band program, since 2007.

Approaching Beginning Band Students as Musicians

Approaching Beginning Band Students as Musicians Robert Glynn Presented at the 2015 MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators Association) All State Conference Reading music notation means nothing without a substantial background in listening, hearing, singing, and playing. The focus of beginning band instruction should be on music-making, not on decoding music notation. By giving students ownership over … Read more

Beginning Band Pedagogy: Starting Students on the Path to Success

Beginning Band Pedagogy: Starting Students on the Path to Success  (2016) Honors Theses. 309. Jordan Riddell Eastern Kentucky University This research-based thesis outlines data on beginning band in order to discover an optimal method to starting band students to guarantee success in the field of music. The basis of this research is a review of … Read more

Recruitment Retention Results

Beginning Band: Recruitment, Retention, Results  Nancy Golden – Band Director at Hinsdale/Clarendon Hills District 181 Greater Chicago Area Presented at the Midwest Clinic on December 15, 2005

Starting the Beginning of the Year Right

By Brianne Gruber Every summer as school draws nearer, I start to think about what I want my band room to look like for the upcoming school year – not just the physical space, but more so how I want it to function on a daily basis. Despite my having taught for several years now, … Read more