Kirt Saville (Director of the School of Music) about his teaching philosophy.
M 1200 - collections, two or more composers
M 1201 - Band symphonies
M 1202 - Symphonic poems for band
M 1203 - Suites and cyclical works for band
M 1204 - Overtures
M 1205 - Solo instrument with band
M 1206 - Piano reduction of solo with band
M 1245-1249 - Band pieces
M 1254-1268 - arrangements for band
M 1269 - Marching band
Taken from the National Association of Music Parents blog. Clink on the link for the full article.
18 Lessons Marching Band Teaches Our Kids: A Parent’s Perspective by Penny Ray
Music programs give our students practice and experience in skills that reach far beyond musical notes and instruments. The kids don’t realize that they are getting experience in so many non-musical life-skills that will have positive impacts as they become adults. Our band director often quotes the Harris Poll that found that 73% of CEOs from Fortune 1000 companies were involved in music programs in high school. When I think about the different areas of development that marching band reaches, I can see why.
|Flexibility||Creative problem solving|
|Trust||Need for practice|