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Episode 23: Leading a Successful Band Program – Part 1

I’m excited to welcome Rob Chilton, fantastic director, leader, and musician to the podcast for the start of a series discussing director leadership. Rob’s kids recently performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention as one of the state honor bands. For those unfamiliar with the Texas band scene, this is a pretty big deal. It means that among schools of similar size, Mr. Chilton’s band was deemed to have the best performance and invited to perform at our annual meeting. I sincerely hope that listeners out there get something out of this chat.

Also, Texas State has a great graduate program for music education that can be completed in the summers.

Episode 22: Beginning Band – Part 3

The final installment of our discussion about beginning band. It was such a joy to have Jason share his wisdom and insight with us on the show these last few episodes.

Episode 21: Beginning Band Part 2

Part 2 of our discussion with Jason Tucker about teaching beginning band students. There are some great tips in here for you guys, so be sure to check it out. Also, don’t forget to give us a rating or review.

Episode 20: Beginning Band Part 1

Join Jason Tucker and myself as we discuss some of the ins and outs of teaching beginners!

Episode 19 – Non-varsity Bands Part 3

This is the final part of our non-varsity band series. Join Bryn Roberts and myself as we wrap up out tips for working with non-varsity students!

Episode 18 – Non-varsity Bands Part 2

Join us for part 2 of our discussion of non-varsity band directing.

Episode 17 – Non-varsity Band Part 1

Join Bryn Roberts, an old friend and colleague, and me as we discuss tips and tricks for you assistant band directors out there.

Episode 16 – Fundamental Drill

In this episode I cover some basics regarding fundamental drill and how to make the most of it.

Episode 15 – Ending the Year

In this episode I talk about how to end your year strong.

Episode 14: Band Handbook

In this episode we discuss the importance of having a handbook for your program and some of the things that make a handbook work.

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