by Paul Buyer


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Marching Bands And Drumlines

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets to success of today’s top marching bands and drumlines and how they achieve excellence? This extraordinary study takes you onto the practice field, inside the meeting room, and into the stadium presenting the “Five Factors Influencing Excellence”-valuable to any high school or college band program.

The leaders of these outstanding organizations reveal their principles of success including: goals, expectations, values, leadership styles, motivational techniques, practice habits, and recruiting strategies. A must-read for band directors, percussion educators, students and ANYONE pursuing excellence in leadership.

“…takes you inside the director’s office, on to the practice field, and right to the heart of the matter behind the great traditions of many of the country’s great college marching bands.”
John Madden
Director, Spartan Marching Band
Michigan State University

“…So much of the success of the programs he visited had to do with common denominators: leadership, goal setting, tradition, musicianship, and creating a life time of appreciation and memories for the participants. Bravo!”
Bob Buckner
Director, Pride of the Mountains
Western Carolina University

“What we find in Paul’s travels is a connective tissue amongst all successful programs that recognizes that wherever it takes place—effective leadership is effective leadership.”
Neal Flum
Associate Director of Athletic Bands/Drumline Instructor
University of Alabama
Chair, PAS Marching Percussion Committee

“This is a wonderful book that shows us what makes a great band into a GREAT BAND! We can all learn so much from each other in our field and this is a fantastic place to start!!”
Jay C. Rees
Professor of Music
Director of The University of Arizona “Pride of Arizona” Marching and Pep Bands

“By examining methods from a variety of successful programs, this is a great resource for all marching percussion instructors at any level…This should be required reading…”
Paul Rennick
Percussion Faculty
University of North Texas/Director of Percussion
Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

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