Quick Reference for Band Directors is a go-to guide for new and experienced band directors. With tips on recruiting and retaining members, preparing lesson plans and program objectives, developing a booster group, budgeting, classroom management, using technology, and making emergency repairs, this book will soon number among your closest advisors. Learn how to build, maintain, and improve your program. Get tips on how to structure concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, marching band, small ensembles, jazz band, and pep band while developing musicianship. The book focuses on high school band programs but offers advice for elementary and middle school directors as well. Read it sequentially or select the chapters most pertinent to you. You'll come back again and again to benefit from the author's thirty years of teaching.
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About the Author
Ron Kearns is a retired band director, performing artist and record producer. He adjudicates festivals and conducts clinics throughout the United States and Canada.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Part One and Part Two Chapter 2 Chapter 1. So You Want to Be a Band Director! Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Building a Program in Your Current School or a New School Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Creating a Handbook for Band Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Developing Lesson Plans Chapter 6 Chapter 5. A Successful First Performance Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Developing a Support System for your Band Program Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Festival Participation and Preparation Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Developing a Budget for Your Band Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Developing Musicianship in Band Class Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Classroom Management Chapter 12 Chapter 11. Improving Your Band's Performance Chapter 13 Chapter 12. Developing an Elementary Band Program Chapter 14 Chapter 13. Structuring Your Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble Chapter 15 Chapter 14. Using Small Ensembles to Improve Your Band's Sound Chapter 16 Chapter 15. Developing Satellite Groups for Your Band Chapter 17 Chapter 16. Developing a Marching Band as Part of the Complete Band Program Chapter 18 Chapter 17. Developing a Jazz Ensemble as Part of Your Overall Band Program Chapter 19 Chapter 18. Using Technology and Multimedia in Band Class Chapter 20 Chapter 19. Quick Fixes and Emergency Repairs Chapter 21 Chapter 20. Non Music Responsibilities of Band Directors Chapter 22 Chapter 21. General Program Management Chapter 23 Chapter 22. Sample Forms