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.


Twelve Practice Tips From Wynton Marsalis

Everyone has to practice, even the pro’s. Here are twelve practice tips from legendary trumpet player Wynton Marsalis:

Seek instruction
Make a schedule
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Why Am I Paying This Money?

Let’s Face It. There are more important things to teach kids in school these days than music, right? Let’s just teach them the basics… Math, Science, Reading. They can get their music from CD’s and MTV. Did those opening sentences alarm you? Well, that’s the mindset of many these days with school budgets being slashed and all of us feeling the pinch of lean economic times. Do children really NEED… 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.