Well if you haven’t seen iSchoolBand and are an ensemble director, you might just be missing the “easy” button with regard to the administration of your group(s). iSchoolBand is the only platform of its kind to offer a complete music administration team “in a box”.
iSchoolBand not only offers Inventory Management, Event management, and Fundraising tools, it offers a complete Web 2.0 communications and public relations network for your students in a completely, private and secure environment. The iSchoolBand platform is truly spectacular and rich with all of the new technology that your kids are already familiar with and using.
As an incentive this year, iSchoolBand is sponsoring a “back to school program/contests” for both students and directors using the iSchoolBand program. If you haven’t checked this program out, you can experience a full/live demo by visiting their site and clicking the “demo” button. You can also check out the full demo video of their software here:
I’ve posted about this software numerous times over the last couple of years and stand behind what the iSchoolBand team is doing. This platform is truly easy-to-use, how-it-is-supposed-to-work, get-it-done software. I use this software myself.
In addition to being very inexpensive for this type of product (only $199.00 per year -No Contracts), iSchoolBand also offers a number of programs to help offset the costs. These programs include a Goodwill program where they will seek a donor for your schools that are “under-funded” as well as a Referral program. You may also try this program, for a limited time, risk free.
If you are not sure about this product, check out their FAQ section, read some of their testimonials and/or test-drive their product yourselves. Their latest software update was spectacular and you will not be disappointed.
iSchoolBand is very connected into the Web 2.0 world and they are constantly having dialogs with music educators through the medium(s). Here are a number of ways to interact with the iSchoolBand Community:
- Find their blog here (contains many great Music Education posts)
- Find them on Twitter here
- Subscribe to their RSS Feed here
- View and Share their Vimeo Video here (also in HD)
- Contact them directly here
iSchoolBand recently launched a snail-mail campaign and sent thousands of postcards about iSchoolBand to Ensemble Directors across the United States. If you didn’t get one of the postcards or just “passed” because you thought this company was to good to be true… here is your chance to see them (or this time -really read them!):
Front of the recent iSchoolBand mailer (click to enlarge):
Back of the recent iSchoolBand mailer (click to enlarge):
Don’t miss the chance to simplify your ensemble director “non-music” duties with this program -it will change your life and quite possibly -with the time you’ll save using it -get some of it back!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.