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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

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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

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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

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Boosters to the Rescue
David W. Vandewalker - Vision Publications

Time-proven insights about booster organizations and volunteer management are covered in this valuable "how-to" survival kit that also serves as a blueprint for creating a 21st-century booster organization... view details

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Complete Encyclopedia of Fingering Charts
- Heritage Music Press

A valuable reference for teachers, directors and students, this comprehensive, full-sized book is exceptionally well illustrated.  All the standard instruments are covered, including double French horn, and a... view details

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The Complete Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors
Richard Williams & Jeff King - Neil A Kjos Music Co

This useful spiral-bound reference book includes extended fingering charts for all wind instruments; alternate fingerings, trill charts and key diagrams for all woodwind instruments; harmonic series and pitch... view details

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The Complete Woodwind Instructor
Robert & Deborah Sheldon - C L Barnhouse Company

A complete guidebook for the music educator, regardless of his or her background.  Indispensable for all directors!                   ... view details

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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

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Guide to Brass Musical Instrument Repair
Christopher Page Bluemel - Northeastern Music Publications

This spiral bound book covers repairs from basic simple repairs to professional repair work, a step-by-step guide to brass repair.   Easy to read and designed for use while repairing brass instruments, it... view details

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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

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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

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Handy Manual of Fingering Charts for Instrumentalists
Clarence Hendrickson - Carl Fischer LLC

This is well named!  It is indeed a handy reference for the busy band director, containing fingering and trill charts for the standard band instruments, as well as a reference for string instrument positions. ... view details

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I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos! (A Survival Guide for the Band Director Teaching Choirs)
Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press

Here's a sobering thought for many a band or orchestra director: you've been given the "opportunity" to work with the choir!  But fear not - now Russell Robinson (himself a trained... view details

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Instrument Repair for the Music Teacher
Burton Stanley - Alfred Music Publishing

A special textbook designed to guide the music teacher through everyday maintenance and repair situations.  Be prepared for those on-the-spot repair problems that are sure to crop up when you least expect... view details

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Instrumental Music Education (Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony)
Evan Feldman, Ari Contzius & Mitchell Lutch - Routledge & Kegan

Intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school or high school level.  This textbook presents an extensive look at the... view details

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Instrumental Music Teachers Survival Kit
Randy Navarre - Northeastern Music Publications

Written specifically with teachers of young bands in mind, this practical book by Randy Navarre offers insightful information from which all directors can benefit.  Suggestions for preparing music lessons and... view details

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So You're the New Band Director: Now What?
Philip C. Wise - C L Barnhouse Company

This excellent book addresses all those non-musical aspects of being a Band Director that get in the way of making music: Discipline, Organization, Scheduling, Booster Organizations; Dealing with... view details

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The Superior Educator (A Calm and Assertive Approach to Classroom Management)
Stephen T. McClard - Stephen T McClard

From the youngest professional to the seasoned veteran, every music educator wants success for their students and their music program.  Stephen McClard shows an uncommon gift of perception, rich experience, a... view details

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The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, And Copyright Law
James Frankel - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this era of unprecedented access to information, teachers have a wealth of resources readily available for lesson planning, but determining what legally can and cannot be used in the classroom is a... view details

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Tools for Powerful Student Evaluation
Susan R. Farrell - Meredith Music Publications

This book presents a practical source of authentic assessment strategies for music educators.  Includes over 70 pages of tasks and charts for assessing the learning process as well as the product.  With... view details

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