Jun 4, 2013

New in Music Education for 2013

New in Music Education for 2013 - Tom Dust book, Teaching Music Through Performance and more.
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New! - BAND Aids - Tom Dust, Laura Dust

Band Aids is an organizational guide for early career band directors and for more experienced directors seeking new organizational and management strategies and approaches for their school and community bands. Tom and Laura present a practical approach to organizing, managing, and teaching an instrumental music program. Classroom management, instrumentation, starting beginners, parent organizations, band trips, jazz band, and assessment are among the relevant topics presented and discussed. This text is an invaluable guide for directors searching for assistance, not with music skills, but with the day-to-day teaching and management of a band program. "Tips" and "Key Points" in each chapter enable a quick review and highlight of material covered. Relevant, sensible, unique...a great book! Dr. Alan Le Fave contributor of the Foreward calls it "a defining document", and "this text fills a critical gap by providing a hands on and practical guide for success". Tom and Laura live in Edmonton of course and both have over 30 years experience. 185 pages, softcover. $29.95

New! - Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Volume 9 - book and grade 2-3 CD

Some of the titles include; Chaconne - Daehn, Sheltering Sky - Mackey, The Seal Lullaby - Whitacre, Rest - Ticheli, The King of Love My Shepherd Is - Turner. These also found at

To see other volumes in this series and also choir, jazz band, marching band volumes, click here or a quick visual reference is below. We try to keep all volumes and CDs in stock. Volume 9 Book - $66.00, grade 2-3 CD - $44.00 As with everything we pay the brokerage/customs, shipping charges to get them across the border.

Choral Directors - have you had a chance to review our web page of top quality choral titles for this year? Click here. Some of the recordings feature voice part dominant recordings, an awesome teaching tool. Other titles may have a performance accompaniment CD available.

Our 20th Birthday Celebrations continue. Orders of $200 or over placed now through end of January 2013 will receive a free Starbucks or Tim's card. This applies to orders of supplies, band or choral music (in stock or ordered), deluxe music folders, the above books, or really anything off our catalogue. Card will be included with your order.

Conductor scores- remember to order conductor scores for festivals you may be partaking in. If you happen to forget and need last minute assistance we can help in a couple ways.

Thank you for reading this. We look forward to helping you in the year ahead. All the best in 2013.


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Apr 19, 2017
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Jan 23, 2017
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May 18, 2016
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May 3, 2016
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Apr 20, 2016
Some new sight readings and additional reviews.

Feb 6, 2016

The below new releases were just premiered at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

May 31, 2015

Introducing new supplies that will be featured on our upcoming annual June Sale.

Jan 16, 2015

New! - Mini Clip Chromatic Tuner - Tune Pro

Jan 16, 2015
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Jun 9, 2014

New Lighter Selections from Hal Leonard.

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New Lighter/Pop music for band

Jun 4, 2013
New in Music Education for 2013 - Tom Dust book, Teaching Music Through Performance and more.