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TITLE: Switching to Horn for the Intermediate Player

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DATE: August 14, 2023

Curated from BandWorld – by Ashton Bowles –  Click on the photo or link below to download a horn book for your intermediate players switching over to the horn.  In addition to the horn book, students and teachers can access helpful videos via QR codes. This model project was created by 3rd year American Band College candidate, Ashton Bowles. Full…

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TITLE: How To Use the Yamaha Harmony Director In Your Program – “The Most Important Piece of Equipment You Can Own!”

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DATE: July 12, 2023

THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE POSTING ON THE HARMONY DIRECTOR!  Find out why Dr. John Zastoupil, Director of Concert Bands at Missouri State, describes the Yamaha Harmony Director as “the most important piece of equipment you can own!”  View this EXCLUSIVE Podcast-Plus that takes your right into the Missouri State rehearsal room as John demonstrates how the HD works and how…

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TITLE: ADD THESE 3 EXERCISES TO YOUR PERCUSSION PRACTICE SESSIONS

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DATE: June 9, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – By Dr. Dave Gehart – BE A BETTER PERCUSSIONIST BY REGULARLY WORKING ON YOUR READING, ROLLS AND LISTENING SKILLS. As a percussionist, there are three things that we should always work on — reading, rolls and ear/listening. I know it is naive to believe that these are the only things to work on, but if you can continue…

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TITLE: Organizing a School District’s Music Program and the Care and Feeding of the Young Percussionist

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DATE: April 5, 2023

The Bandmaster’s Podcast, Episode 37: Bill Jastrow, Retired, Indian Prairie School District 204, IL.  Bill Jastrow discusses comprehensive musicianship, organizing a school district’s music program, and the caring and “feeding” of the young percussionist. FULL BIO Spanning 41 years, William Jastrow’s teaching experience ranges from a community high school with an enrollment of 450 students, to Neuqua Valley H.S. with an…

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TITLE: Preparation for Adjudication: A Checklist for Success

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DATE: February 5, 2023

Curated from In Tune Magazine – by Lori Schwartz Reichl – “The best preparation for good work tomorrow, is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those who lead ensembles. Ensembles are preparing to be assessed at the county, state, and regional…

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TITLE: Top 10 Things All Young Percussionists Should Know

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DATE: February 1, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Dave Gerhart – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PLAY IN AN ENSEMBLE THE FIRST TIME. Young percussion students who are studying with a private instructor usually study solo on marimba, snare drum, drum set or timpani. Ensemble playing techniques are usually something that are acquired later in high school – and unfortunately, the…

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