Honorary and Emeritus Resources List

The following is a list of MSBOA Honorary and Emeritus members who are interested and willing to assist active directors with their instrumental music programs: download full Honorary and Emeritus Resources List.

Web Resources for Directors

At the Music Education Committee meeting on Sept. 8, 2012, committee members shared various educational ideas and the committee has shared these ideas here. We will be adding more links and ideas to this list throughout the year. If you have something in your "bag of tricks" that you would like to share with the membership, please email it to Mike Tolrud. We hope you have a great year!

B&O AND S&E FESTIVAL SCRIPTS/INSTRUCTIONS
Instructional
B&O and S&E worker instructions and scripts for you to edit as you want

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR BAND DIRECTORS (NATIONAL SITE)
Social
HUGE resource for Band Directors. You Must Request To Join

LOST GENERATION BY JONATHAN REED
Poem
An inspirational poem written as a ?reverse poem?

MOVIE LINK
Video
A 5 minute inspirational video highlighting a strong work ethic and adaptability

MSBOA FACEBOOK PAGE
Social
This page is in its infancy but with your help it will grow!

MUSESCORE
Software
Free music composition and notation software

SCREENCASTOMATIC
Software
Use it to record your screen and narrate over the top of the webpage

SMARTMUSIC
Software
A music based educational tool that is constantly changing and growing?

YAMAHA HARMONY DIRECTOR - MODEL HD-200
Instructional
Informational Video on Yamaha?s corporate site about a tool to help groups play in tune

Teacher Evaluation Ideas

MSBOA Member Comments relative to Teacher Evaluation ideas/tools/methods September-October, 2012.

Ideas include:

  • I'll be measuring tone, articulation, and note accuracy of a chromatic scale - Once in January and then again in April.
  • I give a pre-test and then a post-test on rhythm counting.
  • A pre-test and post-test on music theory and terminology, and a sight reading playing test with a rehearsed playing test on the same etude.
  • We digitally record the band at the beginning of a concert cycle and then record them at the performance.

Download full list of teacher evaluation methods