Concert Band Resources ››  Books for Band Directors (36)
Sort by    
 Show
   View as
American Wind Band: a Cultural History
Richard K. Hansen - GIA Publications

Band historian Richard K. Hansen offers the most thorough work of its kind ever published. In Part 1, he explores the seminal traditions of the ancient Aztecs, the Colonial drum and fife troops, the Golden Age... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
The Art of Interpretation of Band Music
Mark Walker - GIA Publications

Each insightful and informative chapter provides a window into the creative process of ten remarkable conductors as they share a captivating range of approaches into the world of musical expression. When is it... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
The Art of Successful Teaching
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

This book from one of the nation's most sought-after motivators and speakers on education and leadership is the book that you've been looking for!  Includes sections on the art of teaching, attitude... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Band Instrument "Quick Fix" Repair Solutions
Gregory Biba - GIA Publications

Essential repair techniques as well as suggestions for instrument maintenance are provided in a format that is easy to follow and intuitively organized.  You will be guided step by step through each repair... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Bringing Music to Life
Barry Green - GIA Publications

World-class bassist and best-selling author Barry Green has spent his life learning and showing others how to bring music to life.  In this innovative, imaginative text, he shares what he has discovered since... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teaching
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

What are the secret ingredients of master teachers? If you were a student in your class, what would you be learning? Would it be both exciting and valuable? How do you create a disciplined classroom... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
The Evolution of a Successful Band Director (A Proven Plan to Improve Your Effectiveness)
Scott Rush - GIA Publications

Intended for both novice and experienced band directors, this companion to the best-selling book Habits of a Successful Band Director is designed to present effective teaching principles with more depth... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Grading for Musical Excellence (Making Music an Essential Part of Your Grades)
Paul Kimpton & Ann Kimpton - GIA Publications

Remarkable and practical, this workbook challenges music educators to examine their grading procedures for fairness and clarity and help motivate students to improve and achieve musically. Exercises and... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Habits of a Successful Band Director (Pitfalls and Solutions)
Scott Rush - GIA Publications

A wealth of practical information you'll turn to again and again. Among the many topics included are: classroom organization and management, working with parents and colleagues, warm-ups, rehearsal strategies,... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director
Scott Rush, Jeff Scott, Emily Wilkinson - GIA Publications

A treasure-trove of valuable information for both new and experienced middle school teachers! Among the topics discussed are: recruiting beginners, mouthpiece testing and instrumentation, effective rehearsal... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
The Joy of Inspired Teaching
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

The Joy of Inspired Teaching is about what it takes to become a truly great teacher, about the unique role of teachers as shapers of human potential, and about meeting the challenge of the day-to-day teaching... view details

Leader of the Band
Scott Lang - GIA Publications

A heartwarming and inspiring look into the classroom antics and personal lives of nine truly remarkable teachers.  Their own words make for compelling storytelling as you share in their triumphs, heartbreaks,... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Leadership Travel Guide
Scott Lang - GIA Publications

This book is a "must have" for anyone seeking to encourage student leadership in a musical group or other school organization.  This inviting leadership method book is an interactive journey for all... view details

Music Advocacy and Student Leadership
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

Tim Lautzenheiser, one of the most popular and respected speakers on music education in the United States, released this compilation of some of his best published writings and lectures on key issues facing... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Music Curriculum Writing 101 (Assistance with Standards-Based Music Curriculum and Assessment Writing)
Denese Odegaard - GIA Publications

Help music students learn more in less time, reach higher goals, and become active participants in their education. An extremely timely and beneficial text for band, choir, orchestra and general music that... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
The Musician's Breath
James Jordan, Mark Moliterno & Nova Thomas - GIA Publications

This provocative book examines how the breath is the "delivery system" for human and musical ideas in performance and makes a compelling case for the power of the breath and the power of submitting oneself to... view details

Practicing Successfully (A Masterclass in the Musical Art)
Elizabeth Green - GIA Publications

This book tackles one of the necessary challenges to all musicians -- the art of practicing.   In this text, the author gives suggestions on how to keep  practice sessions focused, interesting and productive.... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Program Notes for Band
Norman E. Smith - GIA Publications

This is an ideal reference for band directors.  This huge volume contains 705 biographies, hundreds of illustrations, and more than 1600 fascinating and entertaining program notes. It's all here: reasons for... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Scale Your Way to Music Assessment (The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Quality Music Program)
Paul Kimpton & Delwyn Harnisch - GIA Publications

Scale Your Way to Music Assessment is a hands-on, step-by-step action plan for using assessment to improve your teaching and your students' performances.  Designed for instrumental, choral and general music... view details

listen
view
watch
Description
Number
Level
Price
Qty
Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 2
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Taking a multi-cultural approach to band literature and conducting, Volume 2 picks up where  the first top-selling book left off, featuring compelling discussions of the most important issues facing bands... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 3
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

A third volume of teacher guides with detailed analyses of 100 important band compositions. It also includes chapters on Making Connections by Larry Blocher, Silence and the Space of Time by... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 4
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Volume 4 in this well-regarded series continues in the tradition of providing insightful commentary to 100 standard works for concert band, spanning grade levels 2 through 6. In addition, thought-provoking... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 5
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

As with the other volumes in this series, the fifth volume contains extensive analysis of 100 band compositions from grade levels 2 through 6 which includes historical background about the composition and... view details