Strategies, Tips, and Activities for the Effective Band Director
Targeting Student Engagement and Comprehension
Strategies, Tips, and Activities for the Effective Band Director: Targeting Student Engagement and Comprehension is a resourceful collection of highly effective teaching strategies, solutions, and activities for band directors. Chapters are aligned to cover common topics, presenting several practical lesson ideas for each topic. In most cases, each pedagogical suggestion is supported by excerpts from standard concert band literature. Topics covered include:
- score study shortcuts;
- curriculum development;
- percussion section management;
- group and individual intonation;
- effective rehearsal strategies;
- and much more!
This collection of specific concepts, ideas, and reproducible pedagogical methods—not unlike short lesson plans—can be used easily and immediately. Ideal for band directors of students at all levels, Strategies, Tips, and Activities for the Effective Band Director is the product of more than three decades of experience, presenting innovative approaches, as well as strategies that have been borrowed, revised, and adapted from scores of successful teachers and clinicians.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: The "Why" of This Book / Chapter 2. Score Study / Chapter 3. Warm-Ups and More / Chapter 4. On the Sound: Tone Quality, Blend, Dynamics, Ensemble Balance, and Articulations / Chapter 5. Intonation and Tuning / Chapter 6. Rhythm, Meter, and Tempo / Chapter 7. Percussion / Chapter 8. In the Rehearsal / Chapter 9. The "Intangibles" / Chapter 10. Wrap-Up / Chapter 11. The School Marching Band Program (Christian Carichner) / Chapter 12. Conducting the School Jazz Ensemble (Daniel Fabricius)
Robin Linaberry is the retired Director of Bands at Maine-Endwell Senior High School in Endwell, NY, and has held adjunct conducting/teaching positions at Binghamton University, Ithaca College, and SUNY Broome Community College.