Several weeks ago it occurred to me how lucky I am to be surrounded every day by my BBFFs (best band friends & family) – our band staff, lesson teachers, high school directors, etc – and that some of our best practices come from bouncing ideas off one another in those few minutes between classes or after sectionals.
I certainly haven’t always been a part of such an awesome band community, and I know there are lots of directors out there that don’t spend their days amidst a bevy of band buddies. Especially as a young teacher, I would have enjoyed and benefited so much from listening in on the kinds of conversations I now get to have multiple times every day.
And so After Sectionals was born.
Sometimes impromptu, sometimes planned, we record when things are fresh on our minds: after sectionals… and on the rare occasion that we have a few quiet minutes between classes.
Now take a few minutes and meet our staff: Darcy – the hyper-caffeinated, Jenna – Ms. Glitter and Unicorns, and Alex – Air Ortega.