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Hal Leonard The Pursuit of Perfection


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This nuts-and-bolts collection of essential concepts for successful ensemble directors, like the author's The Pursuit of Excellence: A Band Director's Guide to Success, is comprised of short, easy-to-read chapters. The book's multiple sections focus on musical excellence, professional excellence, auditioning, domestic and international travel and inspirational quotes. The author, a highly successful high school band director for 37 years, addresses a wide variety of topics including:
  • ensemble balance  
  • commissioning  
  • preventing teacher burnout
  • breathing and tone production
  • organization  
  • 100+ life skills learned or reinforced through instrumental music
  • managing multiple levels in ensemble classes
  • teaching instrumentalists to sing
  • fundraising and keeping track of funds
  • an easy approach to sight reading  
  • practicing  
  • programming suggestions  
  • the value of silence in music
  • developing the percussion section
  • ten common mistakes to avoid at assessment
  • establishing and maintaining trust.


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