FEATURED HANDOUTS

Saxophone–Bis Key and Side Bb  NEW – AUGUST 2020

Bassoon–Low Note Thumb Position  NEW – AUGUST 2020

Walking With and Correctly Storing a Bassoon When Not Being Held  NEW – AUGUST 2020

Characteristics to Consider When Placing Students on Wind Instruments

Revised/Expanded Flute Fingering Chart  NEW – APRIL 2020

Revised/Expanded Oboe Fingering Chart  NEW – APRIL 2020

Revised/Expanded Bassoon Fingering Chart  NEW – APRIL 2020

Rehearsal Strategies: A Rehearsal That Leads Toward Superior Performance (Mr. Benzer’s 2019 TMEA Clinic) 

Establishing Priorities While Teaching Beginning Wind Instruments (Mr. Benzer’s 2019 TBA Clinic)

Flute and Saxophone Octave Slur Chants and Exercises  NEW – MARCH 2019

Clarinet Register Slur Chants and Exercises  NEW – MARCH 2019

 

WOODWIND PEDAGOGY  UPDATED AUGUST 2020

Flute

Oboe

Bassoon

Clarinet

Saxophone

 

BRASS PEDAGOGY  UPDATED AUGUST 2020

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Trombone Supplemental Handouts from Mr. Joe Dixon

Euphonium

Tuba

 

GENERAL BAND METHODS

How Can My Students Sound Like Professionals? (Mr. Benzer’s 2018 TMEA clinic)

Teaching Beginning Band

Characteristics to Consider When Placing Students on Wind Instruments

Posture

Breathing

How to Use Essential Musicianship For Band- Ensemble Concepts

Miscellaneous Double Reed Information

Breathing and Vibrato Plan When Teaching Scales

Understanding Time Signatures

Articulation Series – Level 1  UPDATED – FEBRUARY 2019

Articulation Series – Level 2  UPDATED – FEBRUARY 2019

Articulation Series – Level 3  UPDATED – FEBRUARY 2019

 

CHOOSING MUSIC

Choosing Age Appropriate Music for Middle and High School Bands

Middle School Junior/High Band Recommended Fall Concert Literature

Middle School/Junior High Band Recommended Winter Concert Literature  UPDATED MAY 2020

 

PERFORMING ENSEMBLE

Are You Ready for UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation? (Mr. Benzer’s 2017 TMEA clinic)

Transitioning Beginning Band Students into Performing Ensembles

All-Region Band Audition Preparation

All-Region Mental Preparation Steps Prior to Performance