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Books to consult
On Teaching Band: Notes from Eddie Green by On Teaching Band includes: An extensive, insightful interview with Eddie Green on his early career and development of his teaching methods. Comprehensive, step-by-step techniques for all aspects of beginning wind instruction. Guidelines for organizing a band program Tips on resumes, interviews, and securing a position.
Call Number: MT 733 .O57 C38 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
The Marching Band Handbook by This handbook updates information on all areas of marching activity, including clinicians, clinics, directors and workshops, competitions, drum corps, fundraising, indoor guard, military bands, instruments and uniforms, trophies, medals and plaques, and publicity and public relations.
Call Number: MT 733.4 .H64 2004 (Reference collection)
Publication Date: 2004-02-11
Marching Band Teaches Kids
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.
|| Neurological Multi-tasking
|| Time Management
|| Creative problem solving
|| Need for practice
Music Program Notes for Band and Wind Ensemble Music This is an index, ordered by composer, of the program notes and biographies generated for use in programs for performances of the Foothill College Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Usually, the program format provided information on the composition and a biographical note.
J. W. Pepper Music J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is a privately owned, American sheet music retailer based in Paoli, Pennsylvania. They provide music for concert band, marching band and jazz band.
Alfred Music You may find this website a tremendous resource as you look for new music and favorite classics for your ensemble. Over 2000 titles for band.
Performing Arts Librarian
Browse for scores, CDs, DVDs
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