Welcome

    Band For Today has been providing area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. We offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests, honors ensembles, field trips, and… Click here to continue reading.


Four Easy Ways You Can Get More Out of Practice

Find A Good Quiet Place To Practice
In practicing, it is as important to think abut what you are doing as it is to do it. That’s why you should find a spot such as a bedroom where you won’t be disturbed during your regular practice time.

Get Music Supplies Promptly
Some instruments won’t play at all without certain accessories such as reeds, and you can’t play well with… Click here to continue reading.


A Rationale for Music Education

Why should music be included as a basic part of the curriculum?
Music is worth knowing.
Music is one of the most important manifestations of our cultural heritage.  Children need to know about Newton and Einstein.
Music is a potential in every individual that, like all potential, should be developed to its fullest.
Music provides an outlet for creativity, self-expression, and individual uniqueness.  It enables us to express our noblest thoughts and… Click here to continue reading.


Flute

Overview and History of the Flute

The flute is the oldest of the woodwinds dating back 800 years in Western Europe and North America. It is also unique because it is the only non-reed woodwind instrument. By the 17th and 18th centuries, the flute became a standard classical instrument through such composers as Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, and other famous composers of that era. The flute came into its… Click here to continue reading.