Links & Resources

Listed below are various websites and books that may be of use to you as you begin your teaching career. Some of these sources were used in the creation of this handbook.

KSHSAA (Kansas State High School Activities Association) recommends that all music teachers complete this Copyright Compliance course.

KSHSAA Music page
Visit the KSHSAA music web page for rubrics for state large group and solo ensemble, recent KSHSAA guideline changes and more.

Kansas Bands Listserv
The Kansas Bands Listserv is a Yahoo Group that allows you to ask questions to band directors from around the state.
Resources and communications for the global choral community.

The Choral Public Domain Library
Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world’s largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers.

Kansas Music Teachers Online Community
This group is a place to ask questions, share ideas, “talk shop” and get to know fellow music teachers across the state. Group membership is open to any Kansas music teacher, whether they are a KMTA member or not.

Music Theory websites
Online Community
If you are looking for online resources for teaching music theory, check out these sites:

Internet Resources for Band Directors
This is a listing of various resources from general information to literature lists; band associations to recording sources.


The First Days of School
Wong, Harry K., and Rosemary T. Wong. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc., 1998.

Getting Started with Middle Level Band
Reul, David G. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.

Getting Started with High School Band
Zerull, David S. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.

Strategies for Success in the Band and Orchestra
Various Authors. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1994.