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Drum major announcement kicks off parade of All-American Marching Musicians.(up beat: News and notes for today's music educator)
October 1, 2009 ... In August, Jaclyn Turner of Nation Ford High School, Fort Mill, South Carolina, was named the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB) drum major. The rest of the band members will be announced during a national selection tour that...

MENC recognizes Tri-M[R] chanters of the year.(up beat: News and notes for today's music educator)
October 1, 2009 ... Tri-M[R] is MENC's international honor society that recognizes secondary music students for their musical, ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. Community service is at the heart of MENC's annual Tri-M ...

Compose yourself: new book explores teaching music composition for all ages.(up beat: News and notes for today's music educator)
October 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Authors Michele Kaschub and Janice Smith say teaching young people to compose music is a key curriculum piece, whether for young children or high school...

Secretary urges arts education support.(up beat: News and notes for today's music educator)
October 1, 2009 ... In August, the NAMM Foundation hosted a five public teleconference with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to his recent letter to school and education community leaders on the importance of the arts as a core academic subject in U.S....

Knowing the score: for ensemble directors, it's essential to be prepared before rehearsing a piece. Here's how.(lectern)
October 1, 2009 ... It's the first day of orchestra rehearsal. You've selected a great repertoire, and students have their eyes on you, waiting to start. You tap your baton, and the orchestra begins. You've reviewed the score a few times, but find that you're ...