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  • Blair County, Canon-McMillan, and Baldwin: A busy spring!
    A busy spring begins in just a few short weeks with the Blair County JH Honors Band. After that, debuts abound, clinics come round, and ...
  • Middle School/Junior High Band Literature
    First of all, thanks to friends and colleagues who sent me messages regarding my post about Elementary Band Literature. Though I have not written a ...
  • Elementary Band Literature
    I’ve had a couple of inquiries from friends and colleagues about beginning band literature that I have completed. Below are a series of short links ...
  • Musicians Concert Band
    First of all, Happy Independence Day! It is a great day to celebrate our freedom, and thank the men and women who have and continue ...
  • Let Them Soar!
    Pleased to announce that “Let Them Soar!” is now available from Bandworks Publications! This new dynamic work for young band celebrates the amazing performances that young musicians ...
  • Worked for me Wednesday
    This Wednesday I've decided to start a new linky party, called "Worked for me Wednesday." The idea is this: music teachers can blog about something ...
  • Tips for saving your voice
    My first year of teaching, there were a few surprises: how drained I felt at the end of each day, how much impact a supportive ...
  • New resources
    This past week, I had the awesome opportunity of chairing and presenting at the OAKE conference in Minneapolis. It was such a whirlwind of events, ...
  • Rhythm Intervention 101
    A few weeks ago, as I was looking at the results of a dictation for ta and ti-ti with my first graders, I saw that ...
  • Music in our Schools Month
    Since it is March, it is time for Music in our Schools Month!As a music teacher, I feel like the whole year should ...
  • The Road Home
    The Road Home  Michael Dennis Browne Tell me where is the road I can call my own, That I left, that I lost, so long ...
  • Dear Mr. Dengler…with much love
    Two weeks ago, I called my dear high school music teacher, Mr. Dengler, to tell him that I have been appointed as the new Director ...
  • Finding New Choral Music – Ola Gjeilo
    Lately, I’ve been longing to hear great new music. New choral music to be specific. Sometimes, you just need to hear a beautiful SATB choir to ...
  • Walking This Way
    It’s been a great teaching and learning year. As I look ahead, there are just 5 more weeks of school; I can’t help but reflect ...
  • For the Love of Reading!
    {I have been quite reticent lately due to my involvement with the middle school musical – which I will reflect later. I wanted to quickly ...
  • First SmartMusic Assignment Is Out The Door.
    I have my first SmartMusic assignment out the door for all of my students as of last Friday. Because of the parent-student-teacher happening next ...
  • SmartMusic Enrollment Time!
    www.smartmusic.com (Background: At my middle school we are requiring everyone to have an account and we are paying for it with a student ...
  • Where Have I Been?
    Yikes! It has been a while since I have posted here. Personally, it has been an eventful summer for me and my family. ...
  • SmartMusic Training!
    https://www.smartmusic.com/training/smartmusic-workshops/ Are you looking for license renewal hours?  Are you required by your state to get some hours in "technology" even though you ...
  • Have You Ever Wished For Musical Slow Motion?
    www.SmartMusic.com www.sbomagazine.com I was listening to some student assignments that were in my SmartMusic in box.  I had one that was tricky ...

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