Here are a number of resources that have been put together for various classes and ensembles. Feel free to use any of these resources for your own teaching!
Technique and Fundamentals
Below are technique exercises transposed to various key areas. Parts included for all instruments.
Technique Exercises in Concert Bb
Technique Exercises in Concert Eb
Technique Exercises in Concert Ab
Technique Exercises in Concert Db
Technique Exercises in Concert F
Fundamentals and Warm - Ups Version 1
This is a fundamentals and warm-up packets covers a variety of long-tone, articulation, and technique exercises. Originally written for junior high band, these exercise are relevant to a wide range of playing abilities.
Beginning Band Resources
First Five Note Worksheets
These are are worksheets designed to help students learn their first five notes by writing the note onto the staff and then filling a fingering diagram for their instrument. You should be able to download the worksheets and edit them as you need.
Google Drive Folder
Christmas Fanfare for Beginning Band
Originally written in my first year of teaching out of necessity, this continues to be the first piece of sheet music our beginners perform from and is the only thing not out of the book we perform at the first concert.
Introduction to Clarinet Upper Register
Here is a quick introduction to register slurs for clarinets.
Note Reading Flashcard Key
This is an "answer key" for students to check if they made their flashcards correctly for the eight notes of their Bb scale.
This worksheet is designed as a basic note reading activity for beginning band students. Students are given a copy of the worksheet and a roll of Smarties candies. They are then asked to recreate various words of increasing complexity on using Smarties to represent notes on the staff. You can start with simple three letter words such as "EGG" and progress to longer words such as "CABBAGE." Students can also be asked to find their own words and spell them out on the staff. This could then transition to a basic composition assignment.
Three Levels of Listening
Here is an 18 x 24 poster of the three levels of listening.
Practice Makes Permanent
Here is an 18 x 24 poster of the famous phrase.
End of Class Procedures Poster
Here is an 18 x 24 poster of the my expectations at the end of each class.
Early is on Time Poster
Here is an 18 x 24 poster of the famous phrase.
Here is just a basic sign reminding students that they need a pencil EVERY DAY in band class.
Great Bands Poster
Here is an 18 x 24 poster emphasizing the importance of good rehearsals.
Rehearsal Etiquette Poster
Here is an 18 x 24 poster emphasizing basic rehearsal etiquette.
How to Breathe with the "how tU" Breath
Here is an 18 x 24 Poster explaining the fundamental approach to breathing in band.
Ruler of Time (Rhythm Tree)
This poster (8.5 x 11) is a visualization of how basic note values break down. Frequently called a rhythm tree, this particular diagram incorporates the idea of a ruler as described by Ed Lisk in his book, The Creative Director.
Common Divisions of a Beat
This poster/handout (8.5 x 11) is one that I have used to teach the fundamental building blocks of rhythms build on duple subdivisions. We establish that these are all the basic combinations of eighth and sixteenth notes and that most music can be simplified down to these patters. Simplifying may be filling in rests with a note or breaking tied notes.
Sixteenth Note Practice
Just a basic rhythm sheet that incorporates eighth/sixteenth note rhythms. I use this sheet after establishing the counting system and practicing the one beat patterns on the "Common Divisions of a Beat" handout.
Marching Band Resources
How to Read Marching Band Drill
Here is my Google Slides introduction to how to read marching band drill charts and coordinate sheets.
Drill Field Diagram
Here is a football field diagram labeled with relevant markings for learning drill. Can be used with presentation above.
Guide to Teaching and Cleaning Drill
This guide lays out instructional philosophies and methods from before the first set to the cleaning process.
Marching Band Visual Framework
Here is an 18 x 24 poster of a framework of teaching marching band visual.
Using the 1-Yard Marks in Marching Band
Here is an 18 x 24 poster to assist in teaching how to use the 1-yard marks on a football field when learning and cleaning drill.
Blank Drill Charts
Here are a variety of blank drill charts ready to print on standard letter size paper.
Blank Drill Chart
Blank Drill Chart with Numbers and 1-Yark Marks
Blank Drill Chart with NCAA/Texas Hashes
Marking the Field
Should you find that you need to line your own football field, this guide is quite comprehensive. It was put together by band director Brendan Maltese and shared with his permission. In particular I am a fan of final page which gives measurements for spraying an ADJUSTED four step grid front to back.
Marching Examples YouTube Playlist
Here is a playlist of high quality marching technique examples that I like to show when teaching.
Explanation of Timing/Phasing
This is the single best explanation of timing and pulse on the football field.
Quick Drill Reference
This image is easily viewed/saved on phones or could be printed on cards as a quick reference for students when they are on the field learning drill.