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Re: Getting back into Band
Just a thought: make sure that when you are ready to make the jump back into band that you have sought experiences teaching wind instruments and can demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy. I interviewed assistant director candidates this spring, and had a elementary music teacher trying to break into a band director position. They were very rusty on questions about instrumental pedagogy and couldn't answer some very basic questions about instruments that weren't their primary. Know the areas you need to strengthen and be very careful and intentional about how you market yourself, because it can be very competitive trying to get a spot in a good school. I had 50 people apply for my spot in 4 days.