Leadership Principles

Leadership. The most valuable asset that we as educators and coaches can possess. Over the years, we work to build our skills and create a positive environment. Because we seek to be great leaders,┬áthere are six traits that we must constantly be aware of and grow. 1. Put People in Positive Positions When assembling our …

Classification System: Time for a Change?

Classification systems for marching contests are never the same from event to event. Some contests organize be the number of performers in the woodwind, brass, and percussion. Others use the total number of performers on the field. And still others classify solely on the size of the student population at the school. In some states, …

Band Directing: A Family Affair

Truth: The life of a band director is very similar to that of an athletic coach (because, marching band is a sport, right?). Think about it for a few minutes. Getting a group of students to work together and perform complex techniques. Coordinating band uniform and equipment needs. Daily practices in preparation for a performance. …