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|posted: 1/30/2006 at 8:44:18 AM ET
I'm 41 years old and starting to plan for a second career. I've always wanted to be a high school band director. I am currently taking lessons on my principal instrument -- flute. I will probably start piano in the next year or two. I was looking for suggestions for BME programs. I already have a Master's degree -- but Latin American Studies is not going to help me much here. Here are some guidelines.
1. I would prefer a medium to small school.
2. I would like the program to have a strong "marching band education" component. I am in good shape so I could march if required.
3. I would like a program receptive to...ahem...older students. I don't really want to have to go back and take undergraduate "electives".
4. All things being equal, I would prefer a school in the Midwest, but that is not a mandatory requirement.
Thanks in Advance,
|posted: 1/31/2006 at 9:46:51 PM ET
Welcome to the forum and wish you good luck as a future high school band director.
Wish I could help you but don't worry, there are many helpful musicians and music teachers on this forum who will be able to suggest some avenues to pursue.
North Coast NSW, Australia
|posted: 2/2/2006 at 6:12:41 AM ET
They certainly would if they could read either of the posts you just replied to, suzyq, but to me they are invisible..
..pass me that treble clef, Mildred.
|posted: 2/2/2006 at 8:38:37 AM ET
Pete for some reason that I don't understand, in order to read this post you have click on reply and arrow down so that you can read the question.
I was curious to solve the mystery - anyway, you'll be able to help this poster.
|posted: 2/2/2006 at 11:27:25 PM ET
Sorry folks. Some code for this board got confused with another board I run and led to messages appearing hidden. It should be fixed now.
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|posted: 3/9/2006 at 7:34:57 PM ET
Not sure what you mean by Midwest, but Arkansas has several good schools along these lines. University of Arkansas- Monticello, Southern Arkansas University, Henderson State University, Arkansas Tech University all fit your criteria.
|posted: 3/11/2006 at 1:01:14 PM ET
I thought most band directors played trumpet as their principle instrument cuz if ur teaching ur class a new song or tune u could still direct cuz u can play trumpet with one hand,but its not advisable to play with one hand.
> Trumpets rule <
*Saxophones are OK*
Bandito for life
|posted: 3/12/2006 at 2:00:35 AM ET
Band Directors represent every instrument played as their major instrument. I NEVER play when I'm directing my band. I may pick up an instrument (any one of them) and demonstrate, but not while directing. I'm a percussion major, and a piano, trombone, flute, clarinet, and horn minor, and had classes in Woodwinds, Brass, Strings ,and Percussion.
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