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.


How Its Made – Instruments

From the hit TV show, How Its Made, check out these videos of how your instrument is made from start to finish.

Flute
Clarinet
Saxophone
Trumpet
Trombone
Snare Drum Head, Shell and Cymbals
Rico Reeds
Handmade Flutes Workshop
Saxophone Factory Tour
Trumpet Factory Tour

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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.