Tips for a Successful Marching Band - with Barry Houser, Yamaha Master Educator - Nottelmann Music Company
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Tips for a Successful Marching Band – with Barry Houser, Yamaha Master Educator

Tips for a Successful Marching Band – with Barry Houser, Yamaha Master Educator

About this Webinar –

This webinar is PACKED with great tips for building a successful marching band.  Whether your band competes or simply plays for halftime – whether your band is established or going through a building process – whether your program has a large or small budget – you’ll find important concepts, ideas, and tips for you.  The webinar addresses nine key topics –

  • Student Leadership – Drum Majors
  • Student Leadership – Section Leaders
  • Student Motivation and Attitude
  • Show Music Selection
  • Show Drill Design
  • Teaching Drill
  • Going Digital
  • Online Tools
  • Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks

  About the Clinician –

To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four –

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

Smith-Walbridge Clinics – Mentioned in the webinar, these annual summer clinics include sessions for drum majors, student leaders, flags and rifles, drum line, front ensemble, as well as those for the marching band director.  Barry Houser currently serves as its president.

Contact Barry Houser by EMAIL

See more on these topics at The Nottelmann Blog:

The Five Laws of Servitude Student Leadership – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser

Be Proactive – Choose the Right Leaders for Your Program – by Scott Lang

How Being a Marching Band Director is Like Being a CEO

Tips to Keep Marching Bands Healthy and Hydrated on the Field