For the Record

Mike Lawson • Playing Tips • January 9, 2019

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My favorite rehearsal tip to share with directors is to record your ensemble weekly. This works for marching band, concert band and jazz ensemble. At any given time, our ensembles are performing many, many different things simultaneously.

It can be overwhelming, particularly for the young director. Fridays are my designated day to record and I spend the weekend at my leisure making a checklist of items to work on the following week.

Travis Coakley

Biloxi High School

Biloxi, Mississippi

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