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Teaching multi-level band classes in middle school (6-8)

Oct 2, 2013 8:01am

My district has been transitioning to a middle school band model that integrates all students in grades 6-8 and multiple skill levels (absolute beg. through intermediate) in the same classes. I've been teaching band in this manner for the past 5 years, but I often wonder I could be more successful with my students. It has proved to be quite challenging at times.

Are there others in this situation? I would love to get feedback and ideas!


  • Arts
  • 6-8
  • Differentiation


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    • Oct 9, 2013 6:53am

      Thanks Rhonda - great ideas! I'm getting ready to purchase music and I will definitely check out Cataclysm. I really utilize my students' expertise, also.

      • Oct 19, 2013 2:22pm

        I also use Inexpensive and usually very well written pieces.