Time to recruit that new crop of beginners? Depending on your school’s time setup, it could be now, it could be in a few weeks, it could be in a few months. No matter when that is, NOW is the time to make plans. These FOUR posts found at the Nottelmann Blog, linked below, can greatly improve your chances of success.
How important is it that prospective beginning band students have a clear concept of the available band instruments and what they sound like? How do you get that across to students? Here’s a source that you can use now and save for use in the future.
This Music Education two-part podcast focuses on valuable tips and ideas on how to build student numbers in a band or orchestra program. Joe Pappas is a very successful band director, adjudicator, music education consultant, composer and publisher from the St. Louis Metro area. Listen as Joe and Ray draw from over 60 years of combined teaching experience to discuss real-world, practical tips you can implement in your program TOMORROW! Here’s Part 1-RECRUITMENT
Here’s the need more info? part. World renowned YAMAHA clinician Marcia Neel provides links and direction in these four areas –