Category Archives: How-To

Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

by Marc C. Whitt If your community or local region is blessed to have a community band, you may wish to check it out as a perfect complement to your high school child’s musical experience. Rehearsing and performing with such an ensemble can certainly be a highlight to their music education and budding performance career. … Continue reading Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

By Scott McCormick Now that I have your attention, I’m sure most of you who are involved with high school band programs were ready to stone me or check my noodle with this blog’s headline: “Now that band season’s over, what’s left to do?” Believe me, as one who has spent a professional lifetime working … Continue reading Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

SmartMusic now Available to AMP Members at a 20% Discount

Focused Practice. Instant Feedback. Documented Progress. SmartMusic is the award winning software used by music educators around the world to enhance their programs and provides a way to dramatically improve their students’ skills. Student practice is focused because they receive immediate feedback while listening to their performance and seeing the correct and incorrect rhythms and … Continue reading SmartMusic now Available to AMP Members at a 20% Discount

Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents

By L. Scott McCormick, Founder and President, AMP – The National Association of Music Parents In his book, Ball or Bands, author John Gerdy, founder and executive director of Music for Everyone and a friend of the Association of Music Parents, said: “Music is a far superior educational investment in the twenty-first century because it … Continue reading Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents

Judging Demystified – Understanding the Adjudication Process

AMP is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Marching Roundtable and introduce a new version of online coursework for Band Parents. Enjoy marching band performances and contests more by understanding how the judging process works! Find out what the judges are looking for, how groups are accessed, and how numbers are assigned. Through our … Continue reading Judging Demystified – Understanding the Adjudication Process