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Descriptions of Videos & Courses
Advanced Marching and Movement
Visual Performance with Todd Ryan

Do you want to know how to help your students march better?  Do you want to know more about the judging criteria for Individual Visual Performance (Field Visual)?  Would you like to know some of Todd Ryan's secrets?  (He's the reason why the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps march and move so well!)  Then this video course is for you!

4 Videos

Dynamic Marching & Movement:
THE SYSTEM

This is a comprehensive course for band directors and staff members on how to effectively teach marching and movement to high schools and/ or drum corps.  Join experienced teachers, Jeff Young and Chris Kaflik, as they reveal the THE SYSTEM behind creating a successful visual fundamentals program. Updated for 2017 and professionally filmed!  Topics include: posture, instrument carriage, forward marching, backward marching, effort changes, body movement, and physical fitness.

10 Videos

Understanding and Mastering Visual Ensemble
with Chris Kreke
Visual Performance Ensemble

This is a comprehensive course for band directors and staff members on how to effectively teach and clean drill for high schools and/ or drum corps.  Join experienced teachers, Jeff Young and Chris Kreke as they reveal the system behind creating a successful visual ensemble. Topics include: preparing the field, coordinate sheets & dot books, teaching set one, teaching set two, rehearsal etiquette & efficiency, linking sets together, cleaning large chunks of drill, and design.

11 Videos

Understanding and Mastering Visual Effect
General Effect with Michael Gray

Can your marching band visual program hang with the big dogs?  With this proven system, your visual scores will soar!  Michael Gray, popular judge and designer will help you really understand how judges score your students on the general effect caption.  Michael Gray provides proven strategies for increasing achievement in G.E.  Chapters include: “GE defined”, “The director’s contribution to GE”, “Choices”, “Knowing the Sheets”, “The Importance of Fundamentals”, “The Staff’s contribution to GE”, and “The Student’s Contribution to GE”.

7 Videos

Developing Marching Music Fundamentals
Marching Music Fundamentals with Bobby Lambert

Bobby Lambert, Director of Bands at Wando High School in South Carolina talks about a system of understanding and mastering music ensemble for marching band.  Chapters include: Music Selection, Tone, Air, The Marathon, Timing, Tuning, and Planning!

7 Videos

Fundamentals of Dance Level 1
Fundamentals of Dance with Kelly Young

Join dance teacher, Kelly Young, as she takes you through the fundamentals of teaching dance! You will learn about posture, alignment, positions of the feet and arms, tendú, plié, splits, guard rolls, relevé, and sous-sous.

8 Videos

Fundamentals of Dance Level 2
Fundamentals of Dance with Kelly Young

Join dance teacher, Kelly Young, as she takes you through the fundamentals of teaching dance! You will learn about stretching, warming up, hip-openers, strengthening the ankles and feet, jumps, across the floors, attitudes, chassé, pas de bourrée, and sauté.

9 Videos

Fundamentals of Flag Level 1
Fundamentals of Flag with Sheldon Apo

Join color guard choreographer and instructor, Sheldon Apo, as he takes you through the fundamentals of teaching flag for marching band, winter guard, or drum corps! You will learn about getting to know your flag, drop spins, Peggy spins, cones, prayer tosses, and pop tosses.

6 Videos

Fundamentals of Flag Level 2
Fundamentals of Flag with Sheldon Apo

Join color guard choreographer and instructor, Sheldon Apo, as he takes you through the fundamentals of teaching flag for marching band, winter guard, or drum corps! You will learn about triplet spins, thumb flips, backhands, silk tosses, and 45 tosses.

6 Videos

Band Director Essentials - Show Design Course
Designing Total Program Success

Full Course Contents  3 Sections, 16 total lessons

•           Here's a break-down of the full contents of our exclusive course for band directors, "Designing Program Success".

•           Know your band, audience, options and budget

•           Creating lesson plans for your music program

•           Evaluation of your music teaching, your co-workers, your administration, your school, and your school district

•           5 strategies for band directors for better communication

•           Designing what your music program will look like in 1/3/5/7 years

•           Comprehensive plan toward achieving total program success!

•           Much, much more....

3 Sections, 16 Videos

Dynamic Symphonic Music
With Richard Saucedo and David Starnes

Dynamic Symphonic Band is specifically created to provide innovative ideas to symphonic band and concert band directors at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels! This series of has been written by nationally-recognized teachers and professionally filmed and produced.

“Developing the Individual in Ensemble Rehearsals and Beyond”, features instruction by Richard Saucedo on his approach to improving student achievement in sound production and quality during the first twenty minutes of rehearsal. “Colors of Sound”, features instruction by David Starnes on his “SENSE-able” approach to improving student achievement in sound production and quality. “Developing the Ensemble”, features Richard Saucedo’s proven strategies for increasing music achievement in symphonic band. "Micro Macro Micro: Effective Teaching Through Process", features David Starnes’ proven strategies for increasing music achievement in symphonic band.

Developing the Individual - Richard Saucedo

3 Videos

Colors of Sound - David Starnes

6 Videos

Developing the Ensemble - Richard Saucedo

5 Videos
 

Micro Macro Micro - David Starnes

4 Videos

Dynamic Music: Volume Two
With Richard Saucedo

In this course, Richard Saucedo will help you focus on clear and proven teaching methods for helping your band achieve sonorous excellence both indoors and outdoors. It focuses on teaching the basics of phrasing, articulation studies, and rehearsal skills, while also concentrating on the challenges of balancing the ensemble outside, volume techniques for outdoors, hierarchy of parts, timing, and ensemble listening skills.

8 Videos

Dynamic Marching & Movement: Volume Two
With Jeff Young

This video explains in detail over 20 exercises and drills so that you will feel confident and your students will have increased achievement and understanding.

 

Join experienced teacher, judge, and clinician, Jeff Young, as he and his staff guide you through a system of teaching visual fundamentals that has earned acclaim and success at both the state and national levels. “Dynamic Marching & Movement: Volume 2” will provide you with a clear and proven method for teaching basic and advance drills and exercises for marching band visual fundamentals.

4 Videos