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WARMUP: "The Importance of Being Warmed Up" (From What Music Means to Me podcast)

This podcast episode stresses the broader benefits to warming up, for both students and director(!), including...

  • Establishing a routine that helps with discipline

  • Mentally preparing by focusing on the business of the rehearsal

  • Physically preparing by working the muscles and breathing needed, etc.

  • Offering the director the chance to set the tone for the rehearsal

IMPORTANT GOAL: "Encounter With Excellence" (From What Music Means to Me podcast)

Lance LaDuke's "Bando Manifesto"

Lance is the band director on Deanna Swoboda's Band Blast Off DVD - this is good stuff!