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.

Tips for Preparing a Solo

Working on solos is one of the most beneficial activities you will do in band. It will reinforce the things you have already learned and expand your skills with new knowledge. Another added benefit of playing a solo is helping you gain confidence in your playing. It is perfectly normal to have some anxiety about playing by yourself, but through hard work preparing solos in class and at home, you will face those fears and… 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.


History and Overview of the Trumpet

The trumpet is an ancient instrument that was initially used to send signals across great distances. Many developments over the years led to a very good sounding baroque trumpet and eventually the modern valve trumpet, which was developed in the early 19th century. Even with these changes, the trumpet has retained its ‘soul’ as an instrument of power, glory, and grandeur. These… Click here to continue reading.