Articles about School Bands

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 ...

A Survey Study of U.S. Collegiate and K-12 Steel Band Directors' Attitudes Relating to Steel Band Curriculum and Pedagogy
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 5-12

Steel bands were introduced into U.S. schools and universities during the 1950s and 1960s. There are now more than 600 U.S. school and university steel bands. The range of teaching methods and repertoire choices must be examined to more fully ...

Building Better Band Directors
The Music Trades (2016) Vol. 164, No. 4, pp. 54, 56, 58-59

 

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 ...

Aural Image in Practice: A Multicase Analysis of Instrumental Practice in Middle School Learners
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 37-44

This multiple case study examined six adolescent band students engaged in self-directed practice. The students' practice sessions were videotaped. Students provided verbal reports during their practice and again retrospectively while reviewing their video immediately after practice. Students were asked to ...

Warm-Up Activities of Middle and High School Band Directors Participating in State-Level Concert Band Assessments
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 29-36

The purpose of this study was to examine the warm-ups chosen by concert band directors participating in state-level performance assessments. We observed 29 middle and high school bands and coded the frequency and duration of warm-up activities and behaviors. Results ...