Things I know about rehearsal

  1. All children can learn regardless of background.
  2. Knowing one’s craft is important.
  3. Rehearsal time is important any time of the year.
  4. Corrected yesterday doesn’t mean corrected today.
  5. The better the intonation, the better the clarity & blend.
  6. Organize rehearsals as Synthesis-Analysis-Synthesis.
  7. If the band sounds bad, it is the conductor’s fault. 
  8. If you have never made music yourself, it is difficult to show students how to do so.
  9. True knowledge comes from sustained contact with the subject matter.
  10. Students must understand that rehearsal is about making music, nothing else.