Reply To: How do you choose new music?
I agree 100% with the last post, but I would also think about what kind of music that will keep your students attention and also your own. If you are teaching a piece that you don’t even like, it will be hard for you to teach it every day and make it hard for the students to learn. My thought would be do go through the steps that have been stated and pick music that meets those standards, then pick a few pieces and let your students listen to them with you and let them have a say in what they like as well. This will help them feel involved with picking music and it will be something that both you and the band enjoy.