When you give a beginning band student an instrument for the first time, what is the first thing you teach them?
Define success. How is a student successful? How are you successful?
You're sight-reading a piece that moves from the key of F to the key of Bb. What notes do you anticipate your students will miss after the key change, and what fingerings would you remind them of?
There are 10 percussionists in your band but only 5 parts on each song for the concert. How do you keep the other 5 students engaged in rehearsal?