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The Evolution of a Successful Band Director

A Proven Plan to Improve Your Effectiveness

Scott Rush

© 2009 GIA.

Item #: G-7440     Status: Available

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Series: Habits


"No book covers the essentials for becoming a successful band director/music educator with so much detail as does this book. Highly recommended!"

—Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus
    New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble


Intended for both novice and experienced band directors, this companion to Scott Rush’s bestselling book Habits of a Successful Band Director is designed to:

  • Present effective teaching principles with more depth and understanding
  • Challenge readers to look deep within themselves to find solutions that will lead to more effective teaching
  • Pose questions and suggest activities to put these solutions into action and cause readers to set goals through self-discovery
  • Establish the classroom as a true laboratory for making music
  • Provide a study guide for college methods classes using Habits of a Successful Band Director


This user-friendly volume is chock-full of ideas for solving common technical problems and, more importantly, creates a framework for band directors to reevaluate and improve every aspect of the job. This book is designed to be an invaluable companion for the entire breadth of a band director’s career.

Scott Rush is the Director of Fine and Performing Arts in Dorchester School District Two in South Carolina.

Categories: Band/Orchestra, Band/Orchestra Curriculum, Guidebook, Professional Development, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 232

Language: English

Format: Softcover

Discipline: Band