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Tips For Retaining Most (Or Even All) Of Your Band Students

In this episode, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Benjamin Easley, Director of Bands at  Nolensville High School  in Nolensville, TN. We'll learn more about Benjamin's approach to maintaining high retention rates in the band program at Nolensville, how his approach to teaching has changed as a result of Covid, and more. Our conversation was recorded July 1, 2022. It's broken up in to two episodes and this is part two. Podcast Resources In this... Read More
at Sunday, September 18, 2022

How Covid Has Affected The Way Students Learn, And How Educators Teach

In this episode we'll be listening to a webinar hosted by Amro Music on August 6, 2022 looking at how Covid has affected the way students learn, and how educators teach. We were joined by Brittany Jerrell from  Stewarts Creek Middle School  in Smyrna, Tennessee, Kim Webb from  Greene County Tech High School  in Paragould, Arkansas, and Ben McLemore from  Lewisburg Middle School  in Hernando, Mississippi. The discussion was moderated by Nick Averwater.   ... Read More
at Saturday, September 3, 2022

A Conversation with Grammy Music Educator Award Recipient Mickey Smith Jr.

In this episode, Nick Averwater talks with  Mickey Smith Jr. , the  2020 recipient of the Grammy Music Educator Award . He is originally from Mossville, LA, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, and currently teaches at  The Greene School  in West Palm Beach, FL. He also travels extensively as a guest educator and motivational speaker. This conversation was recorded June 30, 2022. Read More
at Saturday, August 27, 2022

2022 Young Directors Bootcamp, Part 2

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode we'll listen to the second half of a panel discussion from Amro Music's Young Directors Bootcamp, which is a chance for band directors who are just starting out to hear from educators who are a few years into their careers. The discussion features Reece Gardner from  Arlington Middle School in Arlington, TN , Emma Lang from  Trenton Rosenwald Middle School  and  Peabody High School  in Trenton, TN, Nathan Anderson... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, August 19, 2022

Amro Music's 2022 Young Director's Bootcamp, Part 1

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode we'll listen to the first half of a panel discussion from Amro Music's Young Director's Bootcamp, which is a chance for band directors who are just starting out to hear from educators who are a few years into their careers. Nick Averwater was moderator of the discussion, which was recorded August 6, 2022.   Podcast Guests Emma Lang Trenton Rosenwald Middle School... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, August 12, 2022

Starting The Year On Your Left Foot

Podcast Episode Summary This week Joel Hurd, one of the producers on the podcast, talks with composer and educator Brady Massey, who spent more than 20 years as a band director in three different school districts in Arkansas ( Hoxie ,  Trumann , and  Pocahontas ), and is currently Director of Bands at  Williams Baptist University  in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Joel talked with Brady just after he had given a talk at Amro University, which is a 2-day event in Memphis for... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, July 16, 2022

Directing The Band Program At One Of Mississippi's Largest High Schools

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode of the After Hours Director Spotlight, Nick Averwater talks with Chuck Reynolds, Director of Bands at  Madison Central High School  in Madison, MS, a city of around 25,000 located just north of Jackson. Chuck talks about working in a program with seven band directors in what was once the largest high school in the state, and we'll learn more about the process that takes place when it's time to add a new member to the team of music... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, February 18, 2022

Hal Leonard's Virtual Music Education Summit

Podcast Episode Summary Nick Averwater checks in with David Jahnke from Hal Leonard to learn more about  Looking Forward To 2020-2021, Hal Leonard's Virtual Music Education Summit , which happened July 29-30, 2021. They talked on July 16th at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The 2021-2022 school year is about looking  FORWARD  to rebuilding our music programs and engaging students in class and at home. Hal Leonard's free virtual music education summit... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Monday, July 19, 2021


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