Re: Deep thoughts # 1
Posted by Retiring on 8/10/2018, 6:11 pm, in reply to "Deep thoughts # 1"
I promise I'm not bitter. I just find it ridiculous that people that do not know their instruments, but marched in a corps are put in full-time band directing jobs. When we started, the focus was on teaching instruments and music |
I am retiring at the end if this year 31 years with 30 sweepstakes combined with the recent changes to our profession inspire these deep rhoughts.
1. Knowing how to teach straight leg and organize a large trailer from their corps days, but do not know their fingerings or embrochures, etc should only be hired as technicians, not full time band directors. When they aquire band director skills (knowing fingerings, embrochures, reeds, how to work lines and chords at a basic level) they can then be teachers