Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band, Volume 2
Erin Cole, Dennis W. Fisher, Cheryl Floyd, Linda J. Gammon, John O'Reilly, and Marguerite Wilder
Compiled and edited by Richard Miles
This long-awaited new beginning band component in the Teaching Music through Performance series takes up right where the first volume left off: Nationally known leaders in music education offer insights and suggestions for improving the musicianship of your elementary or middle school band, and the series’ signature Teacher Resource Guides offer invaluable insights to 55 of the best newer works for beginning band in print.
Each Teacher Resource Guide includes information on the composer, the composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, form and structure, and suggested recordings and references. A high-quality recording of these works is available separately. In addition, chapters by leading beginning band educators include: “Establishing an Effective Rehearsal Procedure for Middle School Students” by Erin Cole; “Beginners or Musicians: Risk/Reward of Musicianship” by Dennis W. Fisher; “Confessions of a Music Junkie” by Cheryl Floyd; “Great Beginnings: Warm-Up Strategies for Success” by Linda J. Gammon; “Nurturing Creativity” by John O’Reilly; “A Journey to Creativity through Musical Changes” by Marguerite Wilder.
Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band,
Volume 2 - Resource Recordings
University of North Texas Symphonic Band
Dennis W. Fisher, conductor
This marvelous project sets new standards of care and attention for a Grade 1 CD recording. Featuring all 55 works from Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band, Vol. 2, you will be certain to discover great music—real music—for your band to love performing. Teacher Resource Guides are available for each piece in the companion book. Composing great music for beginning bands is an art unto itself. This CD set features music by the top composers, including: David Gillingham, Michael Sweeney, John O’Reilly, Larry Daehn, Samuel R. Hazo, and more.