Band Aids

A Program Guide for the New Band Director

by Thomas J. Dust and Laura Jane Dust


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Band Aids is an organizational guide for early career band directors and for more experienced directors seeking new organizational and management strategies and approaches for their school and community bands. The authors present a practical approach to organizing, managing, and teaching an instrumental music program. Classroom management, instrumentation, starting beginners, parent organizations, band trips, and assessment are among the relevant topics presented and discussed. This text is an invaluable guide for directors searching for assistance, not with music skills, but with the day-to-day teaching and management of a band program. "Tips" and "Key Points" enable a quick review of material covered.

About the Author

Dr. Tom Dust and Laura Jane Dust have over 60 years of private studio, public school, and post-secondary teaching experience. Tom is Professor of Secondary Music Education, Jazz Band Director, and Convocation Band Director at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Laura Jane, following a successful career as a public school music teacher, teaches studio piano, and is active as a guest lecturer on working with beginning band students and classroom management.