By Peter L. Boonshaft and Chris Bernotas

As band directors working to teach ensemble performance concepts, reinforce technical facility, and further our students’ musicianship, we are always in need of appropriate warm-up exercises and engaging teaching material to promote foundational skills. It is our hope that you will find the material in these books as valuable as we have in improving the abilities of our performers and our bands.

Bandworld Magazine has long been a beacon for band directors to gather the best of best-practices and wonderful, practical advice. We want to thank Bandworld for allowing us this opportunity to provide this resource to the music education community that they serve so profoundly.

Whether your concert bands are working toward mastering specific technical abilities that can be immediately transferred to their concert repertoire, or challenge the expressiveness of their playing with beautiful chorales, we are confident your performers will be excited, motivated, and inspired by using Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development.

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