I have to admit, I LOVE Monet. I am drawn to the beauty of his paintings. One of the things I love most is the lack of definition. I will stare at the Woman with the Parasol and my imagination is on fire…what is she thinking? Where is she going—or is she returning? Who is the boy with her? The incredible thing about Impressionism is you are never given the fine details. It is not a “refined” product, yet it captures the moment perfectly. Would I recognize the woman if I passe
This past Saturday was a test for the corps competing for a final spot in the Drum Corps International Championship Finals in Indianapolis on August 12, 2017. 23 Corps met in San Antonio to compete in the biggest event of the season yet--the 2017 DCI Southwestern Championship. As the only undefeated corps entering the competition, the Blue Devils were in the sights of all the top players. However, they triumphed with a score that broke 90! Founded in 1957, the Blue Devils ha
The Fourth of July festivities are now behind us and we are now focussing on the new marching season. BY this point most directors have selected the show music, begun writing the drill and have tentative competitions on the schedule. But ... Are you ready for Band Camp? Band Camp is one of the most important times of the season. This is the time to: - Teach & reinforce the fundamentals of marching - Set the guidelines & expectations for the season - Excite band members abou
This time of year, can be very difficult in the band room. The Spring Concert was a success but there are still a few weeks before the next performance.
…and it’s graduation.
… and there are only so many times you can rehearse Pomp and Circumstance.
The goal is to keep the students engaged through the end of the school. Not only will this provide better classroom management, but it will be respected by the administration as they make their rounds in the last few
Get to know the kids Cover Expectations & Guidelines Set Goals Plan for the Best Play music as soon as possible! GET TO KNOW THE KIDS A great goal to have is to learn all of the kids names in the first week of school. Here are some tips to help you remember. Tell the kids, “ For the first week, anytime you have a question, tell me your name first.” Be sure to address them by name when you answer their questions. When first meeting the kids, ask them to tell you a cool fact ab