... Be Part of the Band Web Resource
Free online videos on beginning band participation and instr…
Be Part of the Band Web Resource
Free online videos on beginning band participation and instrument choice. Available for a reasonable fee on DVD/CD-ROM as well. You can download A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention here:
EXAMPLE: Parkland School District Recruiting Process
Check out the "recruiting" docs and links on the Parkland SD area of this wiki. The Parkland School District is one of the larger elementary band programs in the state of Pennsylvania, with approximately 900 band and strings students participating in 4th and 5th grades (first and second year players). The program is delivered in 8 elementary buildings (350-550 students each) by 3.8 band teachers and 2 strings teachers.
... VIDEOS: Some band directors (and their students) have created their own recruitment videos to …
VIDEOS: Some band directors (and their students) have created their own recruitment videos to be used as part of the recruitment/retention (into middle school) process. For instance, here's a video created by band director, Mark Whitlock (Discovery Middle School), to encourage participation:
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FOR FUN - PODCAST! - Enjoy this episode of my occasional podcast, What Music Means to Me, "A Band Director's Guide to the Diagnosis of Student Diseases and Conditions."
RETENTION - PODCAST - Another more serious episode of What Music Means to Me is "Please Don't Quit." Consider sending this to parents hose child is ready to hang it up prematurely.
SCREENING: One of the m…
SCREENING: One of the most popular "old-school" instrumental music aptitude or screening tools is the Selmer Music Guidance Survey. Here are excerpts to give you an idea how they work:
Here are example forms for the survey (note they have been adapted/shortened):
... Free-Scores.com - Download hundreds of pieces of sheet music for all instruments at all levels…
Free-Scores.com - Download hundreds of pieces of sheet music for all instruments at all levels. Young players will have to look carefully to find something of an appropriate difficulty level, but this is definitely worth checking out!
Staff Paper Generator - Design and print out your own blank music manuscript paper for composing, etc. A neat feature of Ricci Adams' musictheory.net site. Click on "Staff Paper Generator" from the list of utilities.
http://www.noteflight.com - A great, web-based (online) music notation application.
Zeswitz Music Store - A representative from Zeswitz visits Parkland elementary schools every Thurs. during the academic year to pick up repairs and other supplies ordered by Parkland staff and families. The phone number for the store is 610-582-2081. The school rep from Zeswitz to Parkland School District is Mr. Glen Philips (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 610-334-4881).