Band advicePosted by Ben Cooper and Band Students on 4/21/2011The following is a list of advice that students from Anthony Traina Band Programs have for you.
- Don't be loud.
- Don't talk during class so you'll have more time to play.
- Practice at home so you can work on improving as a group instead of on separate parts.
- Practice at least 5 times a week.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Turn in your Practice Logs.
- Practice your music. It may sound redundant, but it's the way you get better.
- Always pay attention and be respectful.
- Always be prepared for everything.
- Don't get on Mr. Coopers bad side.
- Playing is way better than standing there and being in trouble.
- Follow the instructions and do your homework.
- Ask questions when you need help.
- Always bring your instrument at all times; even if you are in percussion.
- Don't play or talk while Mr. Cooper is talking. It's probably something important.
- Use a metronome.
- Practice rhythms and practice your concert songs twice everyday.
- Only join band if you can keep up with your grades.
- Don't get upset when you can't play a song right away.
- Do NOT miss concert rehearsals.
- Keep your music organized so that you don't have to dig through your folder to find what you need.
- Learn the basics of music theory, no matter how boring it is because it will help later on.
- Have fun, but don't fool around too much.
- Make sure you like the instrument your playing.
- Sign up for honor band.
- Practice listening to the band to blend in.
- Try to use variety for interesting sound and tone.
- Choose an instrument you like so your not in over your head.
- Mr. Cooper does not like when you goof off and talk!
- Don't talk it will make things go easier and faster, and will cause less temper tantrums and headache.
- Band is a commitment that you should treat as a fun experience.
- Do your homework it affects your grade a lot.
- If you don't try and practice, you wont succeed.
- Do your best and forget the rest.
- Have fun and enjoy your time in band because it goes by fast and you won't be here forever.
- Practice, Practice, Practice! No seriously, advanced band music can be hard sometimes and you have to practice the music to learn it.
- Don't be distracting (If it isn't necessary to be making noise, don't because it ruins other student's ability to learn and follow instructions properly).
- Don't be negative (you will not only get in trouble, you will also probably ruin someone's self-confidence).
- You should tongue (separate notes) on your instrument unless it says not to.
- Don't be influenced by us. Don't talk.
- Always pay attention, turn your practice logs in every week, and always ask questions.
- Most of all, make sure this is what you want to do and have fun with it.
Last Modified on August 1, 2017