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After Hours:  A podcast for band directors, orchestra directors, and other music educators

After Hours:  Conversations for Music Educators is a music education podcast from Amro Music Stores, Inc. Our After Hours podcast host, Nick Averwater, facilitates engaging conversations each week with band directors, private music teachers, general music educators, orchestra directors, and other music industry professionals just like you. Each podcast guest shares practical advice on things like classroom management in your band program, placing beginners on instruments, band and orchestra recruitment strategies, band boosters, fundraising, and more.

The goal of After Hours is to provide a podcast for band directors, orchestra directors, and music educators with strategies for both "on-podium" and “off-podium” skills that can help create a school music program that you can be proud of. If you can't find what you're looking for in our current episodes, we'd love to hear from you! Send us an email with questions or topics you'd like to see addressed in the podcast. 

Did you know we were recently featured in the Top 25 Music Education Podcasts by Feedspot? Check out the article here.

 

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Category: recruitment

Ten Ideas for Recruiting Success

Panelists Lisa Alford,  West Junior High School , West Memphis Arkansas Alex White,  Siegel High School , Murfreesboro, Tennessee Emily Brown,  South Gibson Middle  School, Medina, Tennessee Wendy Higdon,  Creekside Middle School , Carmel, Indiana Brittany Jerrell,  Stewarts Creek Middle School , Smyrna, Tennessee Grant Harbison,  Jonesboro High School , Jonesboro, Arkansas Matt Pickering,  Lewisburg Middle School , Olive Branch,... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, March 12, 2021
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Kick-Start Your Beginner Recruiting Efforts for Fall 2021

Panelists Marcia Neel Marcia served as a public school music educator for 36 years—14 of those as the Secondary Fine Arts Coordinator for the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.  She currently serves as president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., a consortium of music education professionals working with a variety of educational organizations, arts associations, and school districts to foster the growth... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Recruiting Resources from Yamaha

Panelists Lisa Steele-MacDonald Director of Marketing -  Yamaha Band & Orchestra Division Lisa Steele-MacDonald is responsible for promotion and brand management of Yamaha band and orchestral instruments in the United States. Steele-MacDonald has more than a decade of experience in marketing across all media. She works to strengthen communications and interactions with Yamaha customers and supporters, and has helped to deepen the company’s impact in the band and... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, January 8, 2021
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Recruitment and Retention Ideas and Strategies for 2020-2021 with Marcia Neel

Panelist-  Marcia Neel Marcia served as a public school music educator for 36 years—14 of those as the Secondary Fine Arts Coordinator for the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth-largest, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. She currently serves as president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., a consortium of music education professionals working with a variety of educational organizations, arts associations, and school districts to foster the growth... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Recruiting Without a Classroom: Ideas to Recruit Your Largest Class Ever

Panelists Andrew Lynn - Stewarts Creek Middle School, Smyrna, TN Hunter Durham - Rivercrest Middle School, Wilson, AR Tyler Hart - Desoto Central Middle School, Southaven, MS Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, our panelists shared their ideas, content, and methods for recruiting beginners to their program. Video Recording Podcast   Resources Amro Music Listening Aptitude Survey Survey Link   Survey Form ... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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If you enjoy the content provided through "After Hours", you can support the podcast by purchasing your classroom supplies, books and accessories from Amro Music.  We're the greater Memphis area's first choice when it comes to music education materials.  Band directors and orchestra instructors know we carry the brands and products they trust to teach the next generation everything they need to know to appreciate music. To place an order or receive a quote, please call or text our Director Services office at 901-302-3315 or email them here.