Junior High Band
Organizational Tips

Build or Buy Drum-Set Carts

When I got to the junior high there were old carts on stage initially designed to hold folding chairs. The folding chairs were long gone but the carts remained. I put wood bottoms on the carts and used them to store and transport our drum sets.

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.