Student Engagement on the Field and in the Classroom

I’ve taught percussion for a full spectrum of programs, from below average to excellent and competitive. There has been a notable difference between each program. The difference doesn’t lie in the equipment, but in the directors. Most schools only have one director who does the best he or she can with the kids they have and the equipment that survives their predecessors. I’ve taught at schools with average equipment and […]


Band Room Tips: Inventory

Every band director I have worked with keeps some kind of music library. They all have a system of cataloging music. What a vast majority of them do not have are instrument inventories, specifically for percussion instruments (which in general are not rented/borrowed from semester to semester). I’m going to describe how to create these inventories, using several examples of my own. Inventories will assist with equipment repair, new product […]