High School Band

The site for mentoring Band Directors of all ages.

Rehearsal Techniques & Band Director Strategies

All State Audition Preparation by Kenneth F. Beard 

Festival Preparation by Derik Clackum  (This is really good!)

Teaching Articulation Styles by Bill Melton

Large Group Performance Preparation  by Kenneth F. Beard

Little Things, Big Differences by David Gregory, Director of Bands, Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA. This was presented at the 2011 GMEA In-Service Conference.

Not a Silverback, But Definitely Not a Monkey by Michael Oubre and Audrey Murphy. This was presented at the 2011 GMEA In-Service Conference.

Rehearsal Plan by Kenneth F. Beard, for use to help students understand what must be done to prepare for performance.  Powerpoint version here.

Building Blocks To Developing A Comprehensive Band Program by Alfred Watkins.  This was presented at the 2015 GMEA In-Service Conference.

Reflections On District Honor Band by Gary Gribble, Director of Bands, Pope High School, Marietta, GA.

Practice Strategies

The One Two Three Method   by Dr. Douglas Hill, Director of Instrumental Ensembles and Undergraduate Studies Mercer University

Marching Band

Summer Camps

More to come.  Please contact us at daddy@banddaddy.com if you would like to submit an article about teaching High School Band for publication on this site.