The Selection of Instrumental Band Method Books by Middle School Band Directors in and Around Davidson County

Justin S Hubbard, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the factors middle school band directors in and around Davidson County consider when selecting an instrumental band method books. The instrumental band method books discussed in this research are both vintage, contemporary, and discussed from a pedagogical viewpoint. The choosing of these instrumental band method books, is done one of two ways; either by the schools district or by the teacher themselves. An electronic survey, issued through Sogosurvey.com, containing twenty questions was conducted with the participation of the 78 middle school band directors in and around Davidson County. These questions encompassed demographics, classroom usage of the instrumental band method book, overall appeal of the book, and disposition of the instrumental band method book the participant is currently using. ^ Instrumental band method books are one of the most important resources that a band director can have. This selection process warrants careful considerations. ^

Subject Area

Education, Music

Recommended Citation

Justin S Hubbard, "The Selection of Instrumental Band Method Books by Middle School Band Directors in and Around Davidson County" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1548024.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1548024

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