Band

BAND HANDBOOK  (PDF)

UPDATE:  2016

Mrs. Anne Brown, Director of Bands, Libertas

Wife of Jim Brown, 30 years

Mother of 5, ages 13 to 27:  Three Freedom Graduates (2007, 2012, 2014)

                                              Two current Libertas students (2017, 2021)

 

I am a graduate of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and I have done extensive graduate work in Music Education at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University including music theory, history and conducting.

After teaching high school choir at Talawanda High School (my alma mater!) in Oxford, Ohio, I taught in the Wyoming Public School system as a band director in 7 different schools.  Including my nine years teaching at Freedom (2000-2009), my years at Talawanda and Wyoming, and as Libertas’ Beginning Band Instructor, I have taught music for 16 years.  For many years I kept a private flute studio in my home in Ohio and Michigan.

In addition to my instrumental teaching I have been a church choir director.  I currently assist the choir director at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville.

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

Community Band Practicing Software(free)  
http://odogy.com/communityband/Default.aspx

MP3 recorder for practice assignments (free)  
http://recordmp3online.com

How To Record Video on A Mac (article) 
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH14675?locale=en_US

Online Metronome (free) 
https://www.metronomeonline.com

Online Tuner (free)  
http://www.flutetunes.com/tuner

Other recommended practicing software (requires a paid subscription) http://www.smartmusic.com
Music Writing Software (free) 

https://www.noteflight.com/login