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TITLE: Video Review – Recording Your Students with the Affordable Samson CO2 Mic Pair and Zoom Q8 Video Handy Recorder

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 3, 2022

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, here’s a quality option for recording your large ensembles, small ensembles, or soloists – band, jazz band, choir, or orchestra.  This demo was created by JW Pepper, but the mics are also available at Nottelmann Music.  Email RAY for our current low price and availability.  

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TITLE: Build a Culture of Excellence

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 3, 2022

Curated from the YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Jarrett Lipman – Students who believe in their ability to perform at a high level are more likely to achieve remarkable things. When students see results as a performer, they develop trust in their instructors. Music educators’ ability to take their students to a level that they may not even see as possible hinges…

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TITLE: Ten Strategies to Improve Intonation in the Instrumental Ensemble

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: March 3, 2022

Curated from The Alfred Blog – by David Pope – “Bad intonation is unforgiveable.” This quote was shared with me by a mentor when I was an undergraduate student over 20 years ago, and it has remained an integral part of my teaching philosophy. In every situation, no matter if I was teaching a traditional school ensemble or an all-state…

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TITLE: Video – 10 Types of BAND DIRECTORS! Do you know all 10 of these guys?

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: February 15, 2022

Do you know all 10 of these guys?

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TITLE: Directing Band Podcast Episode 11: What every middle school band student should know

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: February 15, 2022

Curated from Directing Band – Here’s what one Georgia band director expects of his incoming middle school students.  The state standards may differ from yours, but the concepts can apply. Episode 11 is an episode based on a listener request.   In this episode, Josh describes what he ideally wants every student to know when they enter the high school…

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TITLE: Ignite a Passion for Practice

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: February 15, 2022

Curated from the YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Frank DiMaria –  Rather than relying on external motivation, successful teachers inspire students to fuel their own flame to attain a higher level of mastery. To this end, Chris Gleason, instrumental music educator at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, taps into “the deeply human need to direct [one’s life] and to…

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