Welcome to the seventh edition of SupportED, a publication that is dedicated to inspire and empower band and orchestral directors. To put it simply, our goal is to help you as you develop your "secret sauce" for being an effective educator.
In this issue, read about:
8 Tips for Sight Reading Success — Individuals and ensembles should incorporate sight-reading into daily practice to foster skills for a lifetime of musical success.
Case Study: Building a Band Program from Scratch — Follow the journey of Yamaha Master Educator Daniel Berard as he started and built the music program at a brand-new high school in Colorado.
5 Tips to Build a Band Program from Scratch — Daniel Berard shares how he built successful concert and marching bands at Fossil Ridge High School.
Resources for Student Recruitment and Retention — Gain access to these invaluable online materials that focus on recruitment and retention because early planning and action are required to keep students involved in music education all the way through high school.
Boston Brass' Quest to Educate Young Musicians — Boston Brass entertains audiences worldwide with its range of repertoire and boisterous fun. But their primary mission involves education for all musicians, which the members of Boston Brass accomplish by being powerful and inspirational teachers.
3 Teaching Tips from the Boston Brass — Education essentials that the Boston Brass members like to impart to music directions include listening to the pros, breathing and encouraging chamber groups.
Lessons Learned from Past, Present and Future Festivals — Marcia Neel, Yamaha's senior director of education, takes a unique perspective on festival performances. She says to reflect on past performances as you prepare for present festivals and then look for areas to improve in the future.
View the entire 2017v4 issue here.