Kincaid's Is Music http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com Providing Music Educators and Parents of Student Musicians with Resources to Help Children Succeed in Band & Orchestra Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:04:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Band Directors: Education’s Toughest Job? http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/band-directors-educations-toughest-job/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/band-directors-educations-toughest-job/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:42:55 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=1155 Not many people see band directors as educators with an especially difficult career. For most, we don’t blame them. How would the average person know?¬† But for others, like administrators, teachers and colleagues, it’s really a shame they don’t see it.¬† While we can probably all agree that that the majority of educators put in [...]

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Marching Band Camp Checklist http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/marching-band-camp-checklist/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/marching-band-camp-checklist/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:35 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=888 Band camp is on the horizon! Are you ready? Many bands offer their own recommended list of items to have for band camp, so check with your director. Check out our recommendations below and feel free to add your own in the comments! Sun/Heat Protection Hat or Cap A wide brim is recommended to help [...]

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It’s Summertime! 7 Tips for Summer Music Practice http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/7-tips-summer-music-practice/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/7-tips-summer-music-practice/#respond Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:42:23 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=799 The bell rings and the students race for the exit. School’s out! A summer of fun is just around the corner! What about their instrument, though? What will they do with that thing they’ve been learning how to play all school year? If they’re like many young players, the answer is, “Stuff it in a [...]

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5 Survival Tips for the First Year Music Director http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/5-survival-tips-first-year-music-director/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/5-survival-tips-first-year-music-director/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:29 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=23 As a first year music director, you have an especially tough job. Few years are more difficult than the first. With so much to do, so much to learn, and so little time, it can be quite overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together these five important survival tips. You’ll want to remind yourself of these [...]

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Buying vs Renting – Obtaining Your Child’s Instrument http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/instrument-buying-vs-renting/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/instrument-buying-vs-renting/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 15:52:17 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=5 There are few things better than seeing a child – especially your own – excited about being a part of something bigger than themselves. Bands and orchestras in school districts around the country provide this opportunity for children each and every year. But you’ve got to get an instrument and there are a lot of [...]

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Music Education – Developing Quality Student Musicians http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/music-education-developing-quality-student-musicians/ http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/music-education-developing-quality-student-musicians/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 15:35:54 +0000 http://blog.kincaidsmusic.com/?p=344 You’re in the right place… This is for people who may not be familiar with Kincaid’s Is Music — as well as those Kincaid’s veterans who want an easy way to locate the incredible¬†content we offer as it becomes available. We want you to know who we are and what we stand for. But more [...]

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