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Ole Miss Band – The Pride of the South
University of Mississippi


JUNE 18, 2020 – VIA ZOOM




EFFICIENT MARCHING BAND TECHNIQUES offered by David Willson.  This session will show us some of the very best methods and techniques for getting the most out of your students during the precious rehearsal time that is available.  These methods have been tested and proven for decades, and have provided success to many great band directors and students across the country.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BAND: TEACHING WITH A PERSPECTIVE OF EXCELLENCE offered by Joel Denton.  This session will address all the important aspects of Band – students, band sound, music, rehearsal ideas, discipline, and finale – why this matters.  These are ideas and concepts that Mr. Denton copied/learned throughout his great career from his experiences and the wisdom of some of the best in our profession.

THOUGHTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARCHING BAND MOVEMENT PROGRAM offered by Jay McArthur.  This session will take a close look at concepts and methods for shortening the learning curve and increasing success for the marching aspect of bands.

COPYRIGHT LAW FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS offered by Bert Phillips.  This session will give a basic overview of copyright laws and will include topics relevant to music education such as: online video; public performance; distribution of sheet music; and arrangements.  The focus of this session will not be a treatise on copyright law.  It will highlight issues that directly relate to music educators.  There will also be a brief discussion of the recent Tresona v. Burbank High School case decided by the Ninth Circuit.

A GLANCE AT MUSIC EDUCATION POST-COVID offered by Randy Dale.  This session will break down a few different scenarios and aspects of how our approaches to teaching band will inevitably change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There will be a strong focus on preparation and communication strategies that will give you and your students an advantage as we move into new phases of music education.

All sessions are completely free.

CEU’s will be available through the UM Office of Continuing Education upon completion of the workshop.

Send any questions to with subject line: 2020 Workshop.