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ERIC Number: EJ926880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Come Join the Band
Olson, Cathy Applefeld
Teaching Music, v18 n6 p46-49 Apr 2011
A growing number of students in Blue Springs, Missouri, are joining the band, drawn by a band director who emphasizes caring and inclusiveness. In the four years since Melissia Goff arrived at Blue Springs High School, the school's extensive band program has swelled. The marching band alone has gone from 100 to 185 participants. Also under Goff's purview are freshman band, concert band, symphonic band, and pep band, plus a winter guard and winter drum line that she co-directs with her husband. This rise in band participation is as much a testament to Goff's philosophy of inclusiveness as it is to her music education skills.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri