Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Nachel Konemann on 13 February 2018

    The Millennial Assistant

    Transitioning to my current position as head director forced me to face a new realization: I would be working with an assistant. Recalling my own...

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    In The Classroom

    by Nachel Konemann on 18 November 2017

    Peer Pressure and the Power of Stickers

    Move faster, learn more, and make it fun!

    Just like many other band programs in Texas, my students have specific objectives they have to complete...

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    In The Classroom, Student Motivation, Teaching Tips

    by Devyn Bracken on 22 October 2017

    Websites for Directors: Make the Web Work For You

    Why You Should Have a Website for Your Program

    There’s no excuse to not have a digital presence these days and websites for directors is no...

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    In The Classroom, Organization, Technology

    by Stan Mauldin on 14 October 2017

    Our Journey to Carnegie Hall: Changing the Culture and Motivating Kids and Community

    All of us sat in that sophomore level Music History class in college and dreamt about the extraordinary band we were going to have someday. But,...

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    In The Classroom, Student Motivation, Travel Planning, Travel Benefits, Performance Travel, New York, Carnegie Hall

    by Nachel Konemann on 22 August 2017

    The Fixer-Upper Band Hall

    If you are anything like me, you are obsessed with HGTV shows such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop where people purchase a home and spend the next...

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    DIY, In The Classroom, Organization, Back to School, Band Hall