Planning – the Key to Success

Success can be measured in many ways when it comes to teaching band.  Here are just some of the measures that often define success in a band program:

  • There are many students participating in the band program.
  • The students are successfully performing a variety of challenging repertoire. 
  • The students are engaged in their learning and gaining musical skills and understanding.
  • The students are performing on a regular basis and concerts are well-attended.
  • The band room has a feeling of community.
  • The bands are receiving awards or accolades at music festivals and competitions.
  • The students are developing a life-long passion for music and music-making. 

Most band teachers would agree that all of these measures are worthy in and of themselves and with effective planning and implementation they are all very possible.

Before the School Year Starts

Choosing Repertoire