by Eileen Fraedrich


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The Art Of Elementary Band Directing

A “How-To” guide that no elementary band director should be without, this book covers all aspects of the elementary band program from recruitment through the final concert. Beginning teachers, as well as those with years of experience, will find a wealth of useful information in this handbook.

Thirteen chapters include information on the recruitment process, band method books, scheduling and grouping of classes, everyday instrument repairs, grading, selection of elementary band music and solo and ensemble music, ideas for maintaining student interest and becoming an integral part of the school, performance suggestions and area band.

An appendix containing sample informational letters, sample concert programs, sample practice cards and more is included. This is a great resource to have on hand when teaching elementary band!

“A wonderful down to earth handbook featuring the many facets of teaching elementary band. We intend on making this a part of our new elementary band teacher packets in Fairfax County”

Moe Turrentine,

Fine Arts Coordinator,

Fairfax County (VA) School

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