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Beginning Band 101 "You Have No Free Will"

  • We intend to change the perception and raise the standards for beginning band. We will share ideas and teaching strategies for achieving highly developmental sounds, skills and concepts for beginning/young bands. The contents will include recruiting, instrument selection, individual instrumental skills, section skills, full-band ensemble skills, rehearsal disciplines, director skills, equipment, literature selection and philosophy. We intend to share "what has worked well for us."
  • George Hayden, RoAnn Romines (gwhayden@ci.maryville.tn.us)
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  • George Hayden & RoAnn Romines are band directors at Maryville Intermediate School in Maryville, Tennessee. They teach beginning band to 250 5th & 6th grade students. Mr. Hayden obtained his BS from the Univ. of Tennessee and his Master’s from Lincoln Memorial University. Mr. Hayden also teaches conducting, is the music director at Central UMC & conducts numerous band clinics and judges numerous concert and marching festivals.
    Ms. Romines received a BM from MTSU, Masters of Music from IU and post-gradutae work from IU and Amsterdam. In addition to band director, she teaches clarinet at the University of Tenn. , Maryville College. She is an adjudicator and clinician for Clarinet and Concert Band.
    Their 6th grade bands have compiled 44 superior ratings with grades 2, 3 and 4 music over the past 7 years. Most recently, the MIS Wind Ensemble performed at the ‘07 Midwest Clinic
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