We all know that small group work is important in other subjects, but it's also important in band for a lot of the same reasons.
1. Small group work allows concepts to be worked on by individuals in a smaller setting. This allows for stronger mastery of these concepts since the individual performance in a small group is emphasized.
2. Small group work also allows for easier and more accurate individual assessment for both the performer and instructor. This individual and specific feedback with help your performer grow!
3. Sometimes, individuals can get lost in a large group setting as well as rely on other colleagues to a fault. In small group performances, the individual role is greater which can create stronger players in the rehearsal process.
4. Small group work fosters team building skills. Whether this comes in the form of simply performing music together, arranging rehearsals, or just helping a student become more socially active.
Get your students working in small group settings by using the fun free duets available on the free music portion of this website which includes backing tracks. Want more duets and perhaps a fun quartet? Purchase the "Tunes Your Students Want to Play" book series!
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I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to compose several fight songs and school for both new and existing schools! I hope that there is an upcoming trend for schools to have fight songs that are unique to their school! Tired of having a hard fight song to learn every year with your middle school band? Hire C3 Compositions to write one that tailors to your wants/needs! What do you think of original music being used for fight songs and school songs? Inquire with Chris to check out samples of work!
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Chris Clark, DFW Comp./Arr./Educator