Tag: orchestra

Music Composers

A History of Influential Music Composers

Behind every melody that stirs our souls and every harmony that transports us to another realm lies the genius of a music composer. Composers are architects of sound, crafting masterpieces that define and transcend eras. In this post, we will explore the lives and works of some of the most influential music composers, individuals whose […]

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5 Reasons You Should Join Band or Orchestra This Year

Even if you’re the kind of student that loves school, it’s safe to assume you don’t find every part of it particularly exciting and rewarding. Some students love the thrill of solving a calculus problem, but others dread that subject. But no matter what you love or loathe about school, there’s one subject you’ll be […]

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Returning to Band and Orchestra Classes After COVID-19

When it comes to activities that make children feel safe, understood, and challenged, few can match the magic of music. But, like so much else, the Covid-19 pandemic has made accessing music a major challenge for the countless students who are currently enrolled in band and orchestra classes across America. According to a recent article […]

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How To Survive Your First Day Teaching a New Middle School Orchestra

Most of the world has somewhat of an idea about how difficult teaching is, but middle school teachers are proven to have it rougher than most other educators. The feeling of just getting used to teaching a certain group of middle schoolers only to start over with an unfamiliar group of kids is unavoidable in […]

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Musicians: Here’s How to Prepare for Concert Season

As the gloomy wintry days give way to longer days of bright sunlight, musicians across the country are hard at work preparing for concert season. For musicians, spring is an important time–its the beginning of concert season! So give your muscles a good stretch to shake off the winter slumber, and get ready for concert […]

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6 Coachella Bands That Feature Band & Orchestra Instruments

6 Coachella Bands That Feature Band & Orchestra Instruments

Feature photo via Kelsey, CC If you’ve ever attended the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, or have plans to in the future, you’re sure to enjoy a fun weekend that’s packed with guitar-heavy rock bands and electronic music. But, what if you want a little saxophone with your rock? Or some violin with your indie? […]

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An Inside Look at Five of America’s Best Orchestras

An Inside Look at Five of America’s Best Orchestras

In 2008, Gramophone (one of the world’s most respected classical music publications) took on a monumental responsibility: ranking the world’s best orchestras. With a panel composed of renowned musicians and music critics from a variety of different countries, Gramophone evaluated orchestras from around the world, as long as they met a few qualifications. Modern, romantic […]

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The Secrets to Recruiting Kids Into Band and Orchestra

The Secrets to Recruiting Kids Into Band and Orchestra

You get only one chance per year to recruit new band and orchestra members.  For the next six to seven years your district’s ensembles will be a product of your efforts today. Each year, music teachers all around our nation have an opportunity to grow a powerful music program, and beginning band and orchestra students […]

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Viola Rentals

Viola Rentals

Viola Rental Guide Learning to play a new instrument is an exciting but uncertain time. Will you enjoy the viola and stick with it, or will you decide it’s not for you and try a different instrument instead? The answer to this question is something you’ll only find out once you give it a shot, […]

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Cello Rentals

Cello Rentals

Cello Rental Guide There are several options when it comes to obtaining an instrument, and when you’re a beginner, the best bet is almost always to rent. That’s because renting gives you the opportunity to sample the cello without a long-term commitment, and it offers some unique perks and advantages that make the first steps […]

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