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Program Notes: The Beginning Band Director Podcast

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So, you’re finishing school or you’ve signed a contract. While other new band directors are just trying to survive that first year, what can you do to thrive? Each episode will give you direct, usable information based on actual experiences relevant to your needs as a future or beginning band director. So grab your earbuds or turn up the car stereo, and let me give you some great program notes for success. Episodes release on either the 2nd or 4th Thursdays of each month (sometimes both).

So, you’re finishing school or you’ve signed a contract. While other new band directors are just trying to survive that first year, what can you do to thrive? Each episode will give you direct, usable information based on actual experiences relevant to your needs as a future or beginning band director. So grab your earbuds or turn up the car stereo, and let me give you some great program notes for success. Episodes release on either the 2nd or 4th Thursdays of each month (sometimes both).
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So, you’re finishing school or you’ve signed a contract. While other new band directors are just trying to survive that first year, what can you do to thrive? Each episode will give you direct, usable information based on actual experiences relevant to your needs as a future or beginning band director. So grab your earbuds or turn up the car stereo, and let me give you some great program notes for success. Episodes release on either the 2nd or 4th Thursdays of each month (sometimes both).

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Episodes

Episode 38: Dr. Tim - Part 2

4/11/2019
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Part 2 of our series with the incomparable Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser talking about becoming a successful band director. Dr. Tim is well known in music education for his expertise and uplifting attitude, and has been involved in a variety of successful publications, programs, and schools during his storied career ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:22:06

Episode 37: Dr Tim - Part 1

3/28/2019
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On this series we have the incomparable Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser to talk about becoming a successful band director. Dr. Tim is well known in music education for his expertise and uplifting attitude, and has been involved in a variety of successful publications, programs, and schools during his storied career. ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:23:01

Episode 36: Sight-reading Contest Tips

3/14/2019
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In this episode I discuss tips and tricks for a successful sight-reading contest/competition experience. ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:23:36

Episode 35: Supplementary Materials - Part 4

2/28/2019
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In this final episode in the series, Darcy Williams (of After Sectionals fame) talks about teaching rhythm logically and the importance of reaching out to other skilled teachers. ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 34: Supplementary Materials - Part 3

2/11/2019
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In this episode Darcy Williams continues telling us about brass approaches and how to actually create your own supplementary materials. ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:25:17

Episode 32: Supplementary Materials - Part 2

1/24/2019
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Join Darcy Williams (of After Sectionals fame) as she continues our discussion of supplemental materials in beginning band. ©2019 John M. Denis

Duration:00:24:15

Episode 31: Supplementary Materials

1/10/2019
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Join Darcy Williams and me for our new series discussing supplementary materials and beginning band curriculum. Darcy is an amazing band director and the driving force behind the After Sectionals Podcast. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:27:38

Episode 30: Marching Band - Part 3

12/27/2018
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This is our final installment with Evan VanDoren talking about practical tips for young marching band directors. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:31:38

Episode 29: Marching Band - Part 2

12/13/2018
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Join Evan VanDoren and I as we talk in greater depth about improving the sight and sound of your marching band. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:22:50

Episode 28: Marching Band - Part 1

11/27/2018
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Since marching band is still fresh in many of our minds, join Evan VanDoren and myself for a discussion of how to best teaching your marching ensemble. In this episode we will cover some of the basics, such as teaching drill and making good sounds. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 27: Q & A - Rewriting Music and Ensemble Seating

11/8/2018
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In this episode I answer a few questions from listeners. Specifically, I have to thank Shane for his question about rewriting parts for competitions and Clinton for his question regarding ensemble seating arrangements. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:20:29

Episode 26: Leading a Successful Band Program - Part 4

10/25/2018
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This is the final episode in our series addressing leading a successful program. I want to thank Rob Chilton for his insights and for joining me. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:29:35

Episode 25: Leading a Successful Band Program - Part 3

10/11/2018
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Part 3 (of 4) in out series providing tips for successfully being a leader to your band. Rob Chilton has already provided great insights, and in this episode we continue to discuss effective leadership. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 24: Leading a Successful Band Program - Part 2

9/27/2018
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Part 2 of a series discussing director leadership with Rob Chilton, fantastic director, leader, and musician. There are some fun tidbits about productivity in this episode worth noting. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:23:10

Episode 23: Leading a Successful Band Program - Part 1

9/13/2018
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I'm excited to welcome Rob Chilton, fantastic director, leader, and musician to the podcast for the start of a series discussing director leadership. Rob's kids recently performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention as one of the state honor bands. For those unfamiliar with the Texas band scene, this is a pretty big deal. It means that among schools of similar size, Mr. Chilton's band was deemed to have the best performance and invited to perform at our annual meeting. I...

Duration:00:30:43

Episode 22: Beginning Band - Part 3

8/23/2018
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The final installment of our discussion about beginning band. It was such a joy to have Jason share his wisdom and insight with us on the show these last few episodes. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:46:32

Episode 21: Beginning Band - Part 2

8/9/2018
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Part 2 of our discussion with Jason Tucker about teaching beginning band students. There are some great tips in here for you guys, so be sure to check it out. Also, don't forget to give us a rating or review.

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 20: Beginning Band - Part 1

7/26/2018
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Join Jason Tucker and myself as we talk about the ins and outs of teaching beginners! ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:35:16

Episode 19: Non-varsity bands part 3

7/12/2018
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This is the final part of our non-varsity band series. Join Bryn Roberts and myself as we wrap up out tips for working with non-varsity students! ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:26:24

Episode 18: Non-varsity Bands - Part 2

6/28/2018
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Part 2 of our discussion about working with non-varsity bands. ©2018 John M. Denis

Duration:00:31:23