Choosing Middle School Band Sheet Music

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Perhaps one of the most difficult decisions a middle school band director must make is choosing appropriate music.  Balancing the pedagogical value and the musical integrity of each piece is not a simple task.  In addition, often schools have specific curricular goals which music teachers must be aware.  For example, many elementary schools use various themes throughout the school year such as Black History Month, the Presidents, or Celebrating Patriotic Holidays and it is incumbent upon band directors to choose music that enhances these themes.  Of all these factors, most importantly the music teacher most choose music based on the...

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