Articles about Band Conductors

Making Sense of Common Core
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 38

Busy instrumental music teachers in the states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will benefit from quick and effective ways to incorporate the standards in rehearsals while keeping the focus on music. A common-sense approach to integrating ...

Battisti and Whaley Honored
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 70, No. 10, pp. 10


Serving through Music: An Interview with John Cisetti
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 18

An interview with music teacher John Cisetti is presented. Among other things, Cisetti talks about how he organizes marching band camps and shares the musical highlights of his career.

Beginning Band: College Style
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 24

Evans shares how he taught woodwind and brass students at Kalamazoo College. Enrollment was around eight students in each class, so rather than meet with each class separately, he combined them. Little did he know that he was planting a ...

An Examination of the Pedagogic Values of Band Directors

The purpose of this multiple case study was to elicit the pedagogic values of three public school band directors. Data were collected in the form of rehearsal observations, interviews, repertoire lists, and my personal journal. After cross-case analysis of the ...

Balancing the Sound In the Parade Block
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 34

Performing music on parade is a strange phenomenon. Unlike any other performance, the band presents the music one section at a time while marching past their audience. Although there is a degree of blending as drums and brass drive their ...

Reely's Rules of Thumb
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 8

A rule of thumb is a tool that helps one quickly appraise a problem or situation; it is called a ballpark figure. A rule of thumb is not a joke or Murphy's Law, nor is it an old saying or ...