Junior High Band
Organizational Tips

File Concert Programs in a Binder

While organizing the music and setting up my files at the junior high, I found several old concert programs. It was interesting and helpful to see what had been performed in the past and how the previous directors had organized their concerts. I put the old programs is a three-ring binder and added copies of our programs after every concert and festival. There were sections for each of our quarterly concerts, annual festivals, and "other" which included concert programs from other schools, conventions, etc. The binder was very helpful over the years. It helped me remember the pieces that were worth playing again and those I wished we had never played in the first place.

Video Disclaimer

The attached videos are not perfect examples of how each tune should be played. They are recordings of junior high students, some of whom have had their instruments for only a few months. Also, they are not professional recordings. They were taken by band parents using home equipment and naturally focusing on their own children.

I include them for two reasons: (1) To give you an idea of what the arrangements are like, and (2) To illustrate the kind of performance you can expect from your junior high students.