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Keys to Effective Music Department Storage Wenger   Because most music equipment is fragile, expensive and prone to theft or vandalism, storage spaces must be durable and secure. Also, storage solutions should be tailored to specific facility and program needs. Here are some key considerations: Maximum Security and DurabilityFor a typical music prog ...
Improving Your Jazz Band Saxophone Section Dr. Patrick Jones Playing in jazz band is a great opportunity for every student. Besides the obvious change of genre and music style from concert band, it also allows for students to develop good listening habits by working in an ensemble with just one instrument per part. If you are working with a young jazz band ...
Title: Top Apps for Your Student Performance Trip (Part 1) Author: Todd Rogers This is the first in a three-part series highlighting the best apps for student performance travel. Read part two and part three. Mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet can be extremely useful both for planning and executing a trip. Here are the top 6 apps to help with thes ...
Last Minute Trip Ideas for your Student Performance Tour Author: Todd Rogers Travel If you haven’t had time to plan a 2015 trip, there is still time! There are many destinations that won’t break the bank, and are perfect for an overnight or weekend performance trip. Keep reading to find out what makes each of our four favorite destinations for ...
  Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival 2015 LIVE from University of South AlabamaMarch 21, 2015 Also, Please Visit Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival website   ...
Everything you need to know about Vandoren Saxophone Mouthpieces Due to the positive response we received from ‘A Crash Course on Vandoren Bb Clarinet Mouthpieces,’ we wanted to make sure we had a similar all-inclusive guide for the extensive line of Vandoren saxophone mouthpieces. Whether you need a mouthpiece to suit your classical, jazz, roc ...
2015 College Band Directors National Conference Ensemble Performances and Interviews Recorded LIVE March 26-28th. For more information Please visit CBDNA   The Ohio State University   James Madison University   Temple University   Florida State University University of Illinois   Colum ...
LIVE Vandoren 2015 Clarinet Ensemble Festival  March 20- 21st!   University of South Alabama ...
LIVE 2015 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival May 8-9th. Stay tuned to this page for updates   For More Information Please Visit: Illinois SuperState website ...
Vandojam 2015 LIVEAnaheim Hilton Avalon Room Wednesday January 21, 2015 The VandoJam at NAMM 2015 features jazz star Eric Marienthal, Conan O'Brien saxophonist Jerry Vivino,multi Grammy™ winner Paquito D'Rivera and an all-star rhythm section. Sponsored by Vandoren ...
Concert Band Radio Powered by Banddirector.com    Concert Band Radio Powered by Banddirector.com is the place for music educators, directors, and musicians to hear and appreciate the newest concert band pieces being composed. Instead of having to click around different websites to hear available music, all you have to do is kick back, relax, a ...
Vandojam 2015 LIVEAnaheim Hilton Avalon Room Wednesday January 21, 2015 8:00pm (Pacific)     ipad - iphone Viewers Click Here  The VandoJam at NAMM 2015 features jazz star Eric Marienthal, Conan O'Brien saxophonist Jerry Vivino,multi Grammy™ winner Paquito D'Rivera and an all-star rhythm section.   ...
U.S. Army All-American Marching BandLIVE Webcast January 2 & 3, 2015  Halftime Performance Interview COL. Timothy J. Holton, Army band Monday Highlights Interview Brian Prato, Program Manager Tuesday Highlights Interview Manny Gamez, Instructional staff Wednesday Highlights Interview LT. Scott Kelly Thursday Highlights ...
U.S. Army All-American Marching BandLIVE Webcast January 2 & 3, 2015  Halftime Performance Interview COL. Timothy J. Holton, Army band Monday Highlights Interview Brian Prato, Program Manager Tuesday Highlights Interview Manny Gamez, Instructional staff Wednesday Highlights Interview LT. Scott Kelly Thursday Highlights ...
Preserving the tuning of your most valuable instrument: Why caring for your hearing is important Music rehearsals and performances begin with a vital exercise: tuning the instruments. Tuning is essential to ensure harmony and produce a blend that’s a delight to the ear. While you and your students may perform tuning often in a typical day, you may be ...
Modeling Professional Level Performance Within the Wind Ensemble “Over fifteen years ago, I created an educational outreach program for school ensembles in Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Having been a music educator and conductor for many years, I have always known that, by playing for my students, they are able to grasp concep ...
Developing a Beautiful Brass Sound Joe NeislerIllinois State University2014 This discussion was developed for horn students, but works well for all brass. Sound is the first thing we notice and the last thing we remember about any performance. Tone is the most important aspect of our playing. Every note we play demonstrates our sound, good or bad. Our sou ...
2015 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION SURVEY NOW OPEN   Schools and districts across the country are invited to participate in the NAMM Foundation’s 2015 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey. The BCME program applauds community efforts to provide high-quality music education for all students. Teachers, parents, school administr ...
NEW Legends Series Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieceby RS Berkeley Product Name: Chris Potter Legends Series Tenor Saxophone MouthpieceModel Number: LPOTTN105Material: Metal, NaturalTip Opening: .105" “I was very pleased the first time I played this mouthpiece and was amazed to find it's even a little better than the vintage piece it was based on for t ...