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So, you’re finishing school or you’ve signed a contract. While other new band directors are just trying to survive that first year, what can you do to thrive? Each episode will give you direct, usable information based on actual experiences relevant to your needs as a future or beginning band director. So grab your earbuds or turn up the car stereo, and let me give you some great program notes for success.

Episodes release on either the 2nd or 4th Thursdays of each month (sometimes both).

Program Notes: The Band Director Podcast John M. Denis

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So, you’re finishing school or you’ve signed a contract. While other new band directors are just trying to survive that first year, what can you do to thrive? Each episode will give you direct, usable information based on actual experiences relevant to your needs as a future or beginning band director. So grab your earbuds or turn up the car stereo, and let me give you some great program notes for success.

Episodes release on either the 2nd or 4th Thursdays of each month (sometimes both).

    Episode 64: Bobby Lambert - Part 2

    Episode 64: Bobby Lambert - Part 2

    Our second episode in the series with Wando High School head director Bobby Lambert. In this episode we talk about the selecting literature and the importance of fundamentals.

    • 25 min
    Episode 63: Bobby Lambert - Part 1

    Episode 63: Bobby Lambert - Part 1

    Bobby Lambert is the head band director at Wando High School in South Carolina. His groups have performed at the Midwest Clinic and various BOA events. In this episode we discuss learning from mistakes and finding success as a young director.

    • 27 min
    Episode 61: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski - Part 2

    Episode 61: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski - Part 2

    In the second part of our annual perspectives series, Peyton and Shane talk about distance learning, student independence, and the importance of relationships in band directing.

    • 27 min
    Episode 61: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski

    Episode 61: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski

    In our annual Perspectives series, we have Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski, two first year teachers in Texas with some great insights into their success during a challenging first year.

    • 23 min
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    Join Gary Williams for part 2 of our chat about honor band, encouraging students, and general band talk.

    • 32 min
    Episode 59: Gary Williams - Part 1

    Episode 59: Gary Williams - Part 1

    Join Gary Williams, fantastic head band director from Cockrill Middle School, as he talks about creating a healthy band culture, building relationships, and general band talk.

    • 32 min

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