Build a Culture of Excellence
“Students who believe in their ability to perform at a high level are more likely to achieve remarkable things.” For the full article, follow the link below to the YAMAHA Educator Suite Professional Development Series.
Bridge the Gap Between “Knowing” and Doing
“Every band director struggles to find strategies to bridge the gap between providing information to students and getting them to achieve the desired result. How do you get students to actually do what they have been told to do?” Click the link below to read the full article on the Yahama Educator Suite.
Case Study: A 10-Year Growth Plan for Enrollment, Facilities, Instruments and Staffing
“I am lucky to be Johnson’s band director since the school opened, and I have worked enthusiastically with our staff and community to grow the music program. I started teaching at Johnson my first year out of college, so I have “grown up” with the campus, and it has been a remarkable journey to see…
Yamaha Corporation Announces first 40-Under-40 Class for Music Educators [Yamaha]
“Jarrett Lipman has a term for a teacher’s selflessness in engaging and empowering his students: Servant leadership, which “means committing oneself wholly to improving the lives of your students, peers and community,” he said. “It means prioritizing the welfare and needs of your students over your own career goals and teaching your students to share…
Marching Bands From Across Texas Take Center Stage in Alamodome Competition [SA Report]
“Thousands of high school musicians and their families will swarm downtown San Antonio over the next six days as two major marching band competitions take place at the Alamodome.”
213 Quarterfinalists Announced for Music Educator Award™ Presented by the Recording Academy® and the Grammy Foundation®
“A total of 213 music teachers from 194 cities across 42 states have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®. In total, more than 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.”
2016 Excellence in Education Finalists [H-E-B]
“The 2016 Excellence in Education regional finalists have been announced. Each finalist’s love of learning and leadership have made them all winners to the students they inspire every day.”
Johnson High School Band Program Scores International Award [MySA]
“Johnson High School’s marching band has won the Sudler Shield for its work in 2014, an international award given to two or three winners each year by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.”