Successful Urban Band Director: Making it Work Where it Usually Doesn't
- Four band directors who work in Title 1 schools in the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) share stories and strategies from their successful band programs. Topics covered will range from scheduling, bugeting and grant writing to classroom management, rehearsal technique and philosophy of education. An overview of the unique circumstances of NYC will be presented along with a description of each program.
- Jeff W. Ball (email@example.com)
- 12/21/2012 03:30 PM - N/A
- Jeff W. Ball received his bachelor’s in Music Education and Jazz Studies and his master’s in Music Education from Ithaca College. Jeff has also participated in conducting symposiums led by Stephen Peterson, Mallory Thompson, Craig Kirchoff, Alan McMurray and Jerry Junkin. In 2004, he became director of bands for the Grand Street Campus High Schools in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Currently, he also serves as coordinator of performing arts at the Grand Street Campus. He is also director of the NYC All-City Marching Band and as assistant director of the Intermediate School 318–Eugenio Maria De Hostos Marching Band. In February 2008, with thirty fellow instrumentalists, he founded the Grand Street Community Band, a group that has grown into the 85-piece Brooklyn Wind Symphony. In 2011, Jeff was appointed director of the Brooklyn College Conservatory Wind Ensemble.