Freshly revised and completely rewritten, the landmark book that broke new ground now contains more theoretical, practical, and analytical insights than ever. This greatly expanded Second Edition takes full advantage of the experience gained from creating seven volumes devoted to all aspects of the band profession. This new edition provides band directors with the tools they need to help performers move beyond the printed page to musical awareness and understanding. Every chapter is updated to reflect the most recent developments in the wind genre and community. Each enhanced Teacher Resource Guide provides practical, detailed reference to 100 of the best-known and foundational band compositions for Grades 2-6 and their composers. Contributors include: Larry Blocher, Ray Cramer, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Richard Miles, Edward S. Lisk, and Tim Lautzenheiser. This Second Edition is a vital and essential resource... truly a major contribution to the wind band profession.