Daily Warm-Up & Development Part 1

As the new marching band season begins, it is essential that each rehearsal begins with a period of time dedicated to music fundamentals. (There should be an equal amount of time dedicated to marching & movement ...

Teaching Tip #3 – Rehearsal Techniques

Focus on ONE thing at a time – Music OR Visual

The huge number of details & skills for any one segment can be overwhelming to the younger members of the marching band. When rehearsing on the field, ...

Teaching Tip #2 – Rehearsal Techniques

We Came to Play!

Band is exciting, especially at the beginning of a new school year. Make it so!

Get them playing something exciting as soon as possible. Laying a foundation of good ...

Teaching Tip #1 – Rehearsal Techniques

Talk Less – Play More!

We all have been in rehearsals or classes where the instructor talks too much, repeats himself over and over again, then says the same thing, then repeats herself, then… ...

Daily Warm-Up & Development – Part 2

What is normally referred to as the warm-up is really two parts – Warm-up and Development of individual and ensemble skills. My previous Blog dealt with the Warm-up portion and here we will ...

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