Jazz Charts for Young Bands

Jazz Vision Series

A Progressive Series of Jazz Tunes for Young Jazz Ensembles & Combos using a Visual ~ Audio approach by Wayne Markworth & Bill ...

Marching Madness Sale

Music & Motion Etudes are now 25% off through October 15…

Music & Motion

Get your band program playing & moving again, virtually and/or in person!

Music & Motion is a brand new curriculum created to give your teachers and students a fun, direct and simple way to teach all the basic ...

Thoughts on the 2020 MB Season: Planning Ideas for an Uncertain Future

We are living in very unique times and as I write this on June 1, so much is still up in the air as far as the fall school and marching band situations. The uncertainty of how to plan for …

Learning Drill Tip

Directors need to study the Spiral Learning Theory to understand HOW kids learn.

Start with the basic movement & nothing more.

Don’t go too slow.

Don’t go too fast.…

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 ...

Band Camp Tips

Band Camp is the most important week of the marching band season. It not only “sets the tone” for the marching season, but for the entire school year of band activities.

Organization is the Key to ...

Marching Band Review

Give yourself a little distance from the end of the season to “cleanse the palette,” like a month or so, and then dig in and do an honest review.

1. Review the marching band season with an open mind. ...

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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