Choose to Teach

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Supporting Music Education – Choose to Teach How do you know if you want to become a music teacher? Some students just know and others make that decision when considering career options. For many students, sharing the joy of music becomes their passion. The information that follows will assist you and your students in making an […]

Director’s Assistant Mobile Shop is coming to your area!

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COMING THIS SUMMER! The Director’s Assistant Mobile Shop is coming to your area! A new innovation by Director’s Assistant – We bring what you need TO YOU when you need it! Concert Wear Colorguard Costumes Marching Band Uniforms Shoes Gloves Flags…  and more! Contact your Director’s Assistant Rep for details.   Drop by and visit […]

Winter Guard, this is your season!

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Winter Guard, this is your season! Why Winter Guard? Winter Guard is a valuable experience for winter guard performers. The social and competitive exchange with groups of their own age from different backgrounds, lifestyles and educational experiences adds another facet to their self-perception while creating lasting friendships! Winter guard can perform at a local level with much […]

Education Champions: 2019 Music Educator Award Semifinalists

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Across the U.S., 2,800 dedicated teachers were considered and carefully narrowed down to 25 outstanding semifinalists. The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum proudly announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award, champions of music education nominated by grateful students and parents. Full-time public and private teachers from all 50 states received a total […]

Our Favorite Super Bowl Halftime Shows (& A Couple Not So Favorites)

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Every piece of history is laced with roots. The 1960’s emergence of the Super Bowl Halftime is certainly no exception. The halftime show has quite a remarkable, yet humble beginning. It was not always the pyrotechnic laden and star studded mega show that it is now. First off, the National Football League’s annual championship game […]

Selecting Student Leaders for Marching Programs

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With marching ensembles creating more leadership opportunities for their students, the selection and training process has become more complicated though also resulting in better outcomes for the students and the organizations. When Chris Holland, currently executive director of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, was selected to be the corps’ drum major in 1994, he […]

Explore Famous Instruments And Get Your Rock and Roll On In NYC This Spring

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If you’re looking for somewhere to take your little rock stars in 2019, plug them into New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art this spring.  Some of the most iconic rock and roll instruments in rock and roll history will be on public display at the New York Met, starting April 8th. The Play It Loud: […]

The Best & Worst Christmas Albums – Ranked

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There’s a reason that shopping malls put Christmas songs on repeat while they’re taking down the Halloween decor. There’s nothing like hearing some festive tunes to get you in the holiday spirit. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all Christmas music will put you in a holly jolly state of mind. As with all things […]

Top 10 Holiday Songs (& Fun Facts About Them)

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Top 10 Holiday Songs (& Fun Facts About Them) A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Fun Fact: The special debuted on CBS in 1965, and has been aired in the USA during the Christmas season every year since.   You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch Fun Fact: The six-verse song was written by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, […]