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Episode 36 – Sight-reading Contest/Competition Tips

In this episode I discuss tips and tricks for a successful sight-reading contest/competition experience.

Episode 35: Supplementary Materials – Part 4

In this final episode in the series, Darcy Williams (of After Sectionals fame) talks about teaching rhythm logically and the importance of reaching out to other skilled teachers.

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Episode 33: Supplementary Materials – Part 3

In this episode Darcy Williams continues telling us about brass approaches and how to actually create your own supplementary materials.

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Episode 32: Supplemental Materials Part 2

Join Darcy Williams (of After Sectionals fame) as she continues our discussion of supplemental materials in beginning band.


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Episode 31: Supplementary Materials Part 1


Join Darcy Williams and me for our new series discussing supplementary materials and beginning band curriculum. Darcy is an amazing band director and the driving force behind the After Sectionals Podcast. I’m incredibly fortunate to have her on the program and I’m pleased with the insightful information she has to share.

Episode 30: Marching Band – Part 3

This is our final installment with Evan VanDoren talking about practical tips for young marching band directors.

Episode 29: Marching Band – Part 2

Join Evan VanDoren and I as we talk in greater depth about improving the sight and sound of your marching band.  

Episode 28: Marching Band – Part 1

Since marching band is still fresh in many of our minds, join Evan VanDoren and myself for a discussion of how to best teaching your marching ensemble.  In this episode we will cover some of the basics, such as teaching drill and making good sounds.

Episode 27: Q & A – Rewriting Music and Ensemble Seating

In this episode I answer a few questions from listeners. Specifically, I have to thank Shane for his question about rewriting parts for competitions and Clinton for his question regarding ensemble seating arrangements.

If you have questions please send them to john.denis@txstate.edu

Episode 26: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 4

This is the final episode in our series addressing leading a successful program.  I want to thank Rob Chilton for his insights and for joining me.  Also, if you have been enjoying the podcast, head on over to our Patreon Page and consider supporting the show.

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