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I guess decide on what instruments that you plan on introducing students too. Maybe Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet and maybe Baritone or Trombone would be a good start. Also use your local university or feeder school for help. I am certain they wouldn’t mind coming down and helping you get started. Since it is beginning band, the basics outside of the theory aspect of music, would of course be the instrumental methods. Producing a sound on the mouthpiece, Instrument Assembly and Maintenance, Producing a sound on the instrument(use longtones to help build their embouchure), Fingerings for notes, Basic rhythms(which ever method you want to use to teach reading rhythms). That would be some of the things you could look into. For method books, all of them have a teacher manual which should really help you with the curriculum planning. There a wide variety of different method books out there, Essential Elements 2000 Book 1, Sound Innovations, Standards of Excellence, and I am sure there are many, many more.