Marching Band/Concert Band: It's All Band -Using Every Opportunity To Teach Good Fundumental Playing Skills
- Ideas for continuing to teach quality music performance skills in the context of changing expectations for marching bands.
- Roy Holder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/16/2016 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Roy Holder received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He spent 42 years working as a high school band director in the public schools of Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. Mr. Holder is a member of the East Tennessee Secondary Schools Band and Orchestra Director’s Association, the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association, the founding President of the Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Mu, The American Bandmasters Association, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the School Bands Task Force. He is a past president of the National Band Association, and serves a Vice President and Co-Chair of the Sudler Flag of Honor Committee for the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Mr. Holder has been recognized with professional honors by the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, the Virginia Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Mu Alpha, Fairfax County Public Schools, Wolf Trap, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, the National Band Association, the Sousa Foundation, the US Army Band, the National Symphony, and the accomplishments of the Lake Braddock Band program have twice been read into the US Congressional Record. Mr. Holder is member of the Virginia Honor Band Hall of Fame, the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Directors Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Hall of Fame. Ensembles conducted by Mr. Holder have consistently received Superior ratings in Concert, Marching, and Jazz Ensemble events at both the state and national levels. In June of 2011 the Lake Braddock Secondary School Band was awarded the 30 year Honor Band Plaque by the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association for earning superior ratings at both the state Concert Festival and the State Marching Band Festivals for 30 consecutive years. Additionally, ensembles under Mr. Holder’s direction have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, the Federal Reserve, the Pentagon, 4 times at the Virginia Music Educators Association In Service Conference, 3 times for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, for the American Bandmasters Association Convention and recently completed a concert tour of China under the sponsorship of the US-China Cultural and Educational Foundation. Mr. Holder continues to keep a busy schedule of adjudication and guest conducting events and remains an active advocate or bands and band music.