Not all band programs are created equal. Every program has a different structure and, therefore, different needs. I, as (I am sure) many of you, have tried many different approaches over the years to teaching band. I have purchased countless theory books, individual theory pages and curricula, created rhythm charts, made my own theory sheets, and finally I decided to create a theory program along with a beginning band outline. This program not only worked best for my use, but turned out to be adaptable for other instructors.
It is my goal with this book to give you a foundation that you can use and change for your own needs. You may want to utilize the entire curriculum, you may utilize just sections, you may want to utilize all the theory pages but change the sequence to better suit your program. Whatever your needs are, I hope these pages are adaptable for your program.
It is possible to utilize this theory book interactively on a smartboard or projector as it can easily be opened as a PDF or printed into a Smart Notebook file. As you will see from the outline provided I highly recommend these pages to be utilized along with additional counting programs.
Included is information on:
- note names
- additional theory concepts which can be done as a whole class of like instruments, as a whole band class, or students can work independently
- curriculum outline for first few band classes