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  • Report: The Influence of a Good Band Room

    Mike Lawson | September 23, 2010

    Small Texas High School Band Thinks Big

    How can directors successfully nurture their school's music program? For one band director at a 2A high school in Texas, increasing participation and providing facilities to support this growth have gone hand-in-hand. It all started with a conscious effort to integrate the band into school life.

    Offering Support, Flexibility

    "Our band's first priority is supporting our school period!" exclaims Jeff Henry, Band Director at Godley High School in Godley, Texas, located 60 miles southwest of Dallas. During 2007, Henry's second year at Godley, the band started a new tradition of celebrating student accomplishments, whether athletic or academic, individual or team. Whenever any student reaches a state-level competition, the band leads a rousing send-off attended by the entire school body of 400 students.

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