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.


Five Tips for Better Practice

WARM-UP
Like athletes, musicians need to warm up the muscles they’ll be using. Start slowly with long tones such as whole and half notes. This will help get your mind and body focused and ready to go on.

SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF
These goals should be based on what your teacher assigned: for example, “today I’m going to improve that hard part in my band music” or “today… Click here to continue reading.


Music Enhances Mental Power

MIND AND MUSIC
New Studies Suggest Music Enhances Mental Power
Mozart’s music can raise your IQ… at least temporarily, according to research published in the British science journal Nature. Thirty six college students listened to 10 minutes of Mozart’s Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, 10 minutes of a relaxation tape and 10 minutes of silence. They took different tests of abstract reasoning after each listening, and the average… Click here to continue reading.


Trombone

Overview and History of the Trombone
The fundamental concept of the trombone has remained unchanged for centuries. It produces an extremely full sound and in the hands of a skilled player is considered the most powerful instrument in the orchestra. The trombone is unique in that it uses a tuning slide in order to reach different tones, instead of keys or valves. This fact enables the famous trombone ‘slide’ sound… Click here to continue reading.