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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 ...
Thanksgiving Parade of Bandsat the Walt Disney World ® Resort Presented by Bob Rogers TravelThursday November 27, 2014Featuring the World Renowned Boston BrassBoston Brass appear courtesy of Jupiter Band Instruments        ipad - iphone Viewers Click Here    ...
Improving Your Saxophone Section Eugene Rousseau It has been nearly fifty years since Dr. Eugene Rousseau opened his saxophone studio at the Indiana University School of Music in 1964. The renowned wind faculty which included Rousseau, William Bell, Keith Brown, Philip Farkas, Leonard Sharrow, and led by Wilfred Bain, built a legacy of education that has f ...
On Tuning the Saxophone Section – by Eugene Rousseau Many student players take the time to tune to one note -- which is fine for a start. But, it is necessary to relate to different notes when working with a saxophone section   In tuning the saxophone AND a saxophone section it is best to start with two notes: When tuning the saxophone secti ...
November 8, 2014 NW State LouisianaClassic on the Cane Marching ChampionshipsInterview with "RED" Lapeeryouse. Icon band director from Lousiana Red Laperyouse  (Lapper-oose) is a legendary music educator from Louisiana. He is introduced by internationally known brass artist Patrick Sheriden and Jeff Matthews, director of Bands, Northwestern State Un ...
5 Ways to put the “FUN” back into FUNDraising! Fundraising is something most schools and groups face at least once a year, if not multiple times. When you hear the word, “Fundraising”, does it make you flinch? Do you have visions of lots of paperwork, phone calls, cardboard delivery boxes, etc.?? If you do, then you are not alone. Fo ...
Published on Aug 28, 2014 Boston Brass is accompanied by the Dance Movements of Sanna Halonen. Sanna is deaf and translates the vibrations she feels from the music into movement. Beautiful.   ...
Getting the Instruments You Need for Band & Orchestra Managing Your Instrument Department (Also Read: The Benefits of the Lease/Purchase Program for Band Instruments) Imagine walking into a new job as a director and finding all the instruments you need in inventory and in good working condition. Many directors would need to imagine that because, in mo ...
The Benefits of the Lease/Purchase Program for Band Instruments   The Benefits of the Lease/Purchase Program for Band Instruments (Also Read: Getting the Instruments You Need for Band and Orchestra)   Many directors and administrators have asked why they should consider a lease/purchase program for acquiring new band instruments. The tradition ...
©Christa Garvey, 2012   Oboe Articulation at a Glance   The action of articulation is a collaboration of the air, tongue, and the reed. To create the basic process of beginning a note from silence: 1. Breathe and form the embouchure around the tip of the reed 2. Place the tongue on the reed 3. Begin blowing 4. Remove the tongue from ...
BOB ROGERS TRAVEL Panama Band Test ipad users click HERE>   ...