When Rival Bands Join Forces

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Sometimes 1 + 1 is greater than 2. When multiple bands join forces—whether permanently or temporarily—synergies develop to create a better experience for students and staff. When the marching bands combine they had many decisions to make—including where to practice and how to combine traditions. The increased opportunities for student and staff collaboration, team-building, and […]

Tips for Parents with Band Kids by Parents with Band Kids!

Here is a great collection of tips from Band parents “who have been there…done that” and are passing the information on to the “new” parents. What tips can you add to this list?   General Tips Thank anyone that you see volunteering. A little gratitude goes a long way. Take your students band letter jacket […]

Why Classical Music for Studying Aids & Supports Better Study Habits

Why Classical Music for Studying Aids & Supports Better Study Habits There is a groundbreaking theory known as The Mozart Effect. It hypothesizes that classical music for studying can improve your spatial-temporal memory. This theory came about when Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis used the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s compositions as stimuli to improve hearing in […]

Weird Instruments That Are Used in Almost All Horror Film Soundtracks

Weird Instruments That Are Used in Almost All Horror Film Soundtracks The season of Halloween is nearly upon us. Everyone is busy putting the final touches on costumes, perfecting their goblin screech and gearing up for a night full of all things creepy and totally bizarre. Halloween is perfect for a night of haunted houses […]

Great State Fairs for Marching Bands

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The Texas State Fair is just around the corner so we thought this article on the Best State Fairs for Marching Bands was fitting.  Hope you enjoy! Don’t miss it; don’t even be late! A grand American tradition, a state fair gathers together the best in agriculture, livestock, arts and crafts, food, fun, and of […]

Inspiration from the 1984 Cavaliers

Inspiration from the 1984 Cavaliers The 1984 Dm Corps International World Championship events were originally scheduled to return to Miami, however, various factors spurred DCI to move to Georgia Tech’s Grant Field instead. The first-place Garfield Cadets repeated as Champion by scoring just a tenth over the Blue Devils, giving the corps 76 wins over […]

Band Room Makeover Makes the Most of Space

Innovative products and technology as well as practical space-saving ideas can help band directors turn even the smallest space into an efficient rehearsal room. Band Room Makeover Makes the Most of Space Fayetteville (Arkansas) High School became a completely new school, and director of bands Barry Harper received the band room of his dreams. After a […]

Guidelines for Bands Playing during Football Games

Guidelines for Bands Playing during Football Games. Do you know the rules?  If you are in a band or thinking about joining someday, here is an interesting piece of information about playing during a football game!   UIL Football games are conducted under NCAA Rules. As it relates to when a band may play during […]

Two Million Reasons Why Marching Band Kids Are So Responsible

  Two Million Reasons Why Marching Band Kids Are So Responsible   We have all watched a marching band at half time. We have all marveled at the quality of music and the complexity of marching, but have we ever considered how much responsibility is placed upon a marching band member? Mr. Gary Gribble, director […]

Director’s Assistant Puts a Little EZZZZZZ In Your Step!

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