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Happy Birthday, World!

Every Day Is Earth Day! Sing along with “Happy Birthday, World”! This is a sponsored blog by NAfME Corporate member Songs Children Sing. This article was first published on the…

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Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals

Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals By Wenger Guest Author Shilo Stroman, Senior Instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Wenger…

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Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds

Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds Narrated by NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl with quotes by Wayne Magee “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but…

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A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble

When the Thrill Is Gone: A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry  I remember having the greatest plan. “What a triumph—the…

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Nominate a Band Director for the 2023 George N. Parks Award

The George N. Parks Award honors an exemplary music educator who embodies the characteristics and leadership the late Mr. Parks showed his students every day. Developed by the National Association…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2022

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2022 In 2022 music educators were reading about new ideas for their music programs, inclusivity in their classrooms, and notably—teacher recruitment and retention, as education…

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The 2019 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Modern Band performed under the direction of Scott Burstein in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Bob O’Lary

540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in National Harbor, Maryland, in the All-National Honor Ensembles…

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We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors

We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors By NAfME Members Tiffiny C. Reckley and Jennifer A. Theilacker Presented We See You, Sis!…

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Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting

Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting Teacher and Student By NAfME Member Edward J. Ercilla Presenting Coping with Hearing Loss in the Music Education Setting: Teacher and Student…

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College Audition Tips from New York Philharmonic Trumpeter and Manhattan School of Music Faculty Ethan Bensdorf

College Audition Tips from New York Philharmonic Trumpeter and Manhattan School of Music Faculty Ethan Bensdorf How Brass Students Can Prepare for Audition Season and How Their Music Directors Can…

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