After 10+ years spent teaching music in public schools, one thing I feel consistent in understanding is that there is no “one size fits all method" that can be applied to a music program. We all teach in very different programs around the country based on the countless factors that contribute to the ownership of a school’s music program. However, I have always found that it is worthwhile to learn as much as I can from others in my field and consider the benefits of their systems to help to continually update, assess relevance, and improve my own systems to provide opportunity for my students.
December/November is the time of the year I am able to find the time (and ease) to step back and clearly reassess the fall season that just finished. In 2010, I began to compile a checklist for myself for planning success in the next competitive fall band season. Please find below the checklist I have compiled for myself.
Part of my aim with this blog is to help provide resources that work for me to directors that may be looking for a another perspective. I hope that there is something here now or in the future that can work for you and your program.