Sponsored by the Michael Leckrone Endowment Fund
This workshop will provide a “crash course” (comprehensive overview) for pre-service or in-service teachers who have little or no experience teaching marching band. Topics covered will include: resources for music and drill, staff needs, logistical considerations and the various ins and outs of running a successful marching band program on a basic level. This workshop is not intended to focus on the competitive marching band, but could provide a foundation leading into that if desired. Ample Q & A time will also be built in to the day to allow for real world problem solving for those who may find themselves planning for an upcoming season and in need of help!
Date and Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Amy Fuchs
Ms. Fuchs has been the Director of Bands at Oak Creek High School for the past 19 years. Her teaching philosophy is simple; to provide a balanced music education, inclusive to all students, combined with fundamental character and life skills education.
Ms. Fuchs is passionate about giving back to the music education profession. She is a guest lecturer for Instrumental Music Methods at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is an active Wisconsin State Music Conference presenter and member of the WSMA State Marching Band Committee. She has also served as a department leader, new teacher mentor, cooperating teacher and member of numerous committees and boards at Oak Creek High School and throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Pre-registration is required 10 business days before workshop:
- Member FREE
- Non-Member FREE
- Collegiate FREE