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TITLE: Nottelmann Music Directory – Marching Band Contests in the Greater St Louis Area

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DATE: August 14, 2019

Nottelmann Music is always happy support music in our area schools, so here’s a calendar of Greater St. Louis Area high school marching band competitions.  Click on the link for more info on each event.  Also, find a link to a printable copy at the bottom of this posting. 9-14 Murphysboro Drums @ Appletime – Murphysboro, IL 9-21 Tiger Ambush […]

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TITLE: The String Player’s Reboot

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DATE: August 13, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator’s Blog – by Bob Phillips – The first week of any school year is always so exciting! It is wonderful to see your new and returning students. While the new school year brings with it many organizational challenges, the most immediate task is to get students moving forward again after a long summer. Often younger […]

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TITLE: Make the Beginning of Rehearsal Engaging and Productive

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DATE: August 12, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator’s Blog – by Wendy Higdon – I have taught band for more than twenty-five years. During that time I’ve changed many, many aspects of my teaching practice as I’ve learned and discovered new ideas. However, no element has evolved more than my approach to “warmups.”To begin, I have all but erased the words “warm up” […]

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TITLE: Literature Selection for Concert Band by Joe Pappas

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DATE: August 1, 2019

This important article is from Nottelmann Music clinician Joe Pappas.  Music Educators, do you include these key considerations when you select music for your concert band? The success of your program, performance, or rating at a festival or contest can be a result of selecting the right music. There are several factors to consider when making the selection. These factors […]

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TITLE: Help for Your Beginning Jazz Rhythm Section

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DATE: June 29, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by J. Richard Dunscomb – Here’s a quick source for the solid basics of teaching the young rhythm section. Rhythm is fundamental to creating the feeling for any genre of music. It is therefore vital that the rhythm section create the appropriate rhythmic feel and style of swing. In a traditional jazz ensemble […]

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TITLE: T.R.I.A.D. – Using a Simple Acronym to Help Structure your Rehearsals

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DATE: May 14, 2019

Curated from SmartMusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Troy Bennefield – For inexperienced teachers (and often more experienced ones, too), choosing which elements to fix in a rehearsal can be difficult. Although multiple elements are required for a fine performance, I’ve found the T.R.I.A.D. acronym to be helpful in prioritizing them. Today I’ll share these pedagogical strategies,  that I believe […]

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