Tag: band

Braces: What Every Band Parent Should Know

Today’s guest post is by Donna Schwartz, a veteran music educator. Today she answers a common question: “My Child Has (or is getting) Braces; Can She Still Play Her Band Instrument?”

So, is it hopeless if your child is getting braces? Absolutely not! Braces today are SOOOOO much different than 10, 15 even 20 years ago. Find out what’s changed and what it means for your child.

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Disneyland Adventures!

Over the holidays, my wife and I took the kids to Disneyland and California Adventure along with 50,000 of our closest friends. Apparently there were a lot of band families there as well, judging by the number of Tournament of Roses Parade shirts and jackets we saw.

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What Your Child Won’t Tell You About College Band

To quote a band parent who had a large influence on my life, “It’s a little bit about music. It’s a lot about life.” …Band will be difficult at times. Band will test your child’s ability to prioritize responsibilities. Band will have a lasting, positive influence on your child, and will put into practice skills which would otherwise lie theoretical until years later.

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Band

You don’t want to miss one of our most popular blog posts! Today’s guest post is by Mary Mackie.

Band isn’t something you roll out of bed and decide might be fun to do that day. It’s something that a young person commits to, on a daily basis, often giving up lots of other fun things they could be doing, because they are part of something bigger than themselves: they are part of the band.

People need to really know and understand about BAND.

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Two Million Reasons Why Marching Band Kids Are So Responsible

“The next time you watch a marching band show, examine the level of expectation and delivery that occurs with each student. It is truly remarkable, and it will help you appreciate even more the feeling that comes from a well performed show. When they are done, stand up and cheer their efforts…they are truly at the top of the ‘responsibility pyramid’ when performing in marching band. “

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