Back in June, I came across this wonderful site while giving a clinic at the Capital University Band Director’s Workshop in Ohio: It is a dream site for any instrumental music teacher wishing to bolster their enrollment of their band-related ensembles. The website isn’t the traditional music advocacy site, rather it is an advocacy site that provides recruitment tools and resources for YOUR instrumental ensemble program! The site includes well-done videos, made by students, that encourage students to GET INVOLVED and “Be A Part Of The Band”. How cool is that? There are also videos for the administrators, parents, and teachers (watch this one first!).

In addition to the videos are a host of pre-made and “white label” documents (in Word format) that you can use instantly with your program saving you time and money:

  • Letter to Parents
  • Student Information Sheets
  • Famous People in Band
  • Registration 
  • and many more…

Also, an entire set of the website videos may be purchased as DVDs and kept “on hand” for $10.00. Finally, all of these videos are social media ready -feel free to share them!

I know that you will find this site useful and am exited about its potential for raising excitement and awareness with our school ensemble programs. The direct URL is:


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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website