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Summer Reading for Band & Orchestra Directors Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Before you have to be out in the hot sun at band camp later in the summer, take some time by the pool or inside in the air conditioning to do some light summer reading. Stanton's is excited about many of the new texts available:

The Conductor's Legacy
Paula Crider shares a wealth of knowledge gleaned from interviews with extraordinary personalities who have changed the landscape of the wind band world. These pioneering and innovative conductors share concepts of band sound, views on score marking, thoughts on advancing the wind band genre, the elements of their musical success, and much more about the art and craft of conducting a band. Featured conductors are Frank Battisti, Harry Begian, Col. John Bourgeois, Ray E. Cramer, James Croft, Col. Arnald Gabriel, H. Robert Reynolds, Richard Strange and David Whitwell.

Music Theory in Band and Orchestra
The more students understand about the music, the better they are able to perform it! This practical, 56-page resource will build understanding and confidence by providing theory activities that balance rigor, higher level thinking, and time.  Music Theory in Band and Orchestra makes it possible to teach music theory through repertoire, and connect and expand experiences to promote higher level thinking.  Nineteen different duplicable, customizable forms for class use.

Performance Assessment in Band
Performance Assessment in Orchestra
Make assessment easy with 48 pages of practical, proven techniques and customizable forms that will help teachers engage and motivate students, measure and transform learning, and maximize the effectiveness of every rehearsal.  The result: skilled, energized musicians and better bands and orchestras!

For more information on these or other products, contact Stanton's instrumental department at 1-800-42-MUSIC, ext. 2!

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