The Fall 2016 Issue of Yamaha SupportED is Here!

We designed SupportED to be a quick read, but one that’s full of information and inspiration for instrumental band and orchestral directors.  

 In this issue, read about:

Case Study: Reinventing a Music Program — At O’Fallon Township High School in Illinois, Melissa Gustafson-Hinds, known as Dr. G, has taken a big-picture approach to the music program, including taking her high school students to prestigious competitions and festivals, reinventing the jazz program and saving the local middle school program after a major budget cut.

Tips to Reinvent a Music Program — Dr. G highlights five ways in which she has grown the music program at O’Fallon Township High School.

Get Parents Involved! — Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd emphasizes how parental engagement and involvement reaps innumerable and priceless benefits in their children’s musical progress.

Black Violin Dares Students to Dream Big — Black Violin’s Kev Marcus forged his own path from fifth grade orchestra to major concert stages all over the world. Along with Wil B., Marcus is committed to music education and dares students to be different and to dream big.

Black Violin’s Kev Marcus Offers Teaching Tips — Kev Marcus of Black Violin passes on to his students three key lessons he learned from his music teachers.

Leadership Opportunities with First Concerts — At the first concert of the year, encourage returning students to take on leadership roles and inspire younger musicians.

Blending Brass — Three band directors — Ward Miller of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Chip Crotts of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, and Suzanne Dell of L.D. Bell High School — share how they harness the strength of brass instruments to build a powerful ensemble sound.

View the entire Fall 2016 issue here

Fall 2016 issue, SupportED magazine

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