This percussion packet was designed to help you be a better beginning band director so your students can be better musicians. We all know that good teachers are experts at saying the same thing a million different ways and that a picture is worth more than 1,000 words. That was the inspiration for this project!
Through our many years of teaching we have collected sayings, phrases, tips, tricks, recommendations and advice from friends, colleagues, clinicians, and instrumental music classes. The photos included in this project are of our band director friends and college music majors. We appreciate the time they dedicated in making this project successful. We hope you find these guides helpful in teaching your beginning band students!
This is a PowerPoint slideshow presentation of professional musicians and college music education/music performance students. Showing this slideshow to your beginning band class will help your students in the first days of learning their instrument, particularly the percussion grip. Simply point to the screen and say “make your hand position look like this.”
Director Reference Sheets- 4 pages
• Helpful tips and phrases for directors
• Solutions for common problems
Student Reference Sheets
Included are two 1 page handouts for both snare drum and mallets to send home with students so they can use them as references when they practice at home. Pictures of correct playing positions are included for both snare drum and mallets.
Snare Drum & Mallets Quizzes
Quizzes for snare drum and mallets are included to help assess student learning
and understanding. Also perfect to leave for a sub if you have to be away from your class.
Quiz Answer Keys
A convenient answer key is included if you choose to use the quizzes as a sub activity.
Choosing a Percussionist
This is a one page guide that will be helpful to you when it is time to assign your upcoming beginning band students to instruments. This handout includes physical attributes to look for in potential percussionists.
Some reviews on other products from happy customers:
⭐"This bundle is a lifesaver!! I can’t wait to implement these new ideas at the beginning of the school year. I also feel organized and prepared for the busy year ahead. Thank you for helping me get off to a great start!"
⭐"Thank you for putting several things in one bundle. Love the variety of Practice Records to choose from."
⭐"Thank you for creating a back to school band bundle. I've wanted someone to make a bundle like this one."
✅ FOLLOW US FOR UPDATES ON NEW PRODUCTS, SALES & FREEBIES
More Time-Saving Resources:
Back to School Bundle for Beginning Band Directors
RHYTHM BUNDLE-Fundamentals for Band
End of Year Bundle for Band Directors
If you have any questions, please feel free to email BandDirectorActivities@gmail.com - we are happy to help! Your feedback is important! Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment and earn credits towards future purchases from any TPT store!
This product is intended for personal classroom/band hall use only. Buyer does not have rights to share or distribute. The clip art in this document is copyrighted and may not be copied, removed or altered. Additional licenses will always be 50% off (purchase them in the TpT store). If you like this product and want to share it, please purchase the additional license, or purchase an additional license and split the cost of the total with a friend!
Keywords - band director, teaching band, music education, music ed, teaching theory, band games, orchestra games, choir games, music games, beginning band, beginning band games, advanced band games, music theory games, rhythm games, note values, note value games, band activities, orchestra activities, choir activities, music activities, back to school, middle school band, band fundamentals, fundamentals for band, band technique, band exercises, band instrument lessons, band instrument, band technique exercises, beginning band book, band games, band songs, band music, band sub plans, band activities, beginner band, band practice record, practice record, beginning band lesson, band supplemental book, beginning band supplemental book, band supplemental exercises, band warm-up, band method book, rhythm activity, band fingering exercises, band fingering chart, band warmup, beginning band music, beginning band composition, beginning band worksheet, concert band, band instrument, beginning band drills, band music, band instrumental music, back to school bulletin boards, back to school activities, back to school music, back to school music classroom, middle school music, concert band music, band, band karate, band first lesson, band fingering chart, beginning band resources