10 Things Band Directors Can Be Thankful For

November 24, 2015 Jon Linker

Last Thanksgiving, you liked our blog “11 Things a Choir Director Can Be Thankful For” so much, that we decided to let the band directors get in on the fun too. So here’s 10 things band directors can be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

1. Students who practice


2. Kids who remember their instruments and uniforms

And...animal mascots?


3. Parents who encourage their kids to practice


4. Piccolos that play in tune

Sorry, that's not possible!


5. Humble trumpet players

Sorry, that’s not possible either!


6. And trumpet players who don’t always try to play as loud and high as possible

Good luck with that...


7. Clarinets that don’t squeak


8. Players who actually look at the conductor once in a while

9. People who know # means sharp not hashtag

10. And, of course, band trips!

About the Author

Jon Linker

Jon comes to Encore Tours after 20 years as a professional trumpet player in United States Air Force bands including assignments in Ohio, Germany, Massachusetts and California. During his military career he performed in concert band, jazz ensemble, brass quintet and marching band in more than 20 US states and 19 foreign countries. Jon holds a Bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from Northern Illinois University.

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