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The pursuit of excellence : a band director's guide to success

Author: Sally Wagner
Publisher: Delray Beach, Florida : Meredith Music Pubications, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Wagner
ISBN: 9781574631371 1574631373
OCLC Number: 952386186
Description: ix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I Pursuit of Excellence --
ch. 1 Developing a Great Ensemble Sound --
ch. 2 Importance of Chorales in Daily Rehearsals --
ch. 3 Intonation: A Suggested Tuning Routine --
ch. 4 Most Difficult Part of Teaching Band (or Any Ensemble Class) --
ch. 5 Five Suggestions for Choosing Festival Music --
ch. 6 Can We Really Do That in Performance? (Alterations Ensembles Sometimes Have to Make to Succeed) --
ch. 7 Ignite Your Passion for Perfection --
ch. 8 Power of Personality --
ch. 9 Seven Secrets to Superior Sight-Reading Skills --
ch. 10 Evaluating Yourself as a Teacher of Music --
pt. II Strategies That Make A Difference --
ch. 11 Finding the Perfect Job (or How to Make the Gob You're in the Perfect One) --
ch. 12 Motivation! (Your Best Feeder System) --
ch. 13 Recruiting ... "From the Bottom, Up" --
ch. 14 Magic of Music Education --
ch. 15 Why Take Band? --
ch. 16 What's Going On Here? --
ch. 17 Ten Things You Can Do to Keep Your Job --
ch. 18 What You Need to Know About Being a Good Band Director: A Daily Check List for the Difficult Times --
ch. 19 When B-A-N-D Becomes a Four-Letter Word --
ch. 20 Supporting Testing in Ensemble Classes --
ch. 21 It's Hard to Make Music in a Room Full of Strangers --
ch. 22 Nuts And Bolts and Butterflies --
ch. 23 Adjudication Checklist --
pt. III Fine-Tuning Your Program --
ch. 24 Allow Me to Repeat Myself (and Other Things Adjudicators Say) --
ch. 25 Alumni Band: The Essence of Lifelong Learning --
ch. 26 Starting a Dixieland Combo --
ch. 27 Why Hosting a Cluster Concert Is a Great Idea --
ch. 28 How to Save Up to $2,000 (and more!) in Repairs Per Year --
ch. 29 Collegiality --
ch. 30 Healthful Hints --
ch. 31 Protecting Students from Harm --
ch. 32 What Does Assessment Teach Us? --
ch. 33 A Word about the Warm-up at Festival --
ch. 34 Models for Objective Grading --
pt. IV QUOTES THAT INSPIRE --
pt. V AFTERWORD.
Responsibility: Sally Wagner.

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