Wind Band Institute Testimonials
In past years we met our goal of providing a summer opportunity for band directors looking to improve their teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Based on the positive feedback we received, we were able to transform the professional lives of our participants in meaningful ways.
Below are a handful of the comments we received from participants:
"This is one of the best things I go to all year! The WBI is both inspiring and challenging, it forces me to grow." John Bailey of Lincoln, Nebraska.
"The WBI is a wonderful combination of opportunities. Opportunities to grow and improve as conductors, as well as opportunities to challenge our perceptions of music education. It is a supportive, nurturing, collaborative atmosphere that I truly appreciated!" Kevin Kessler of Beaver Creek, Minnesota.
"To have the opportunity to improve, refine, and learn from such talented guest clinicians and peers in a nurturing and supportive environment was rejuvenating and inspirational! It is an experience that I would recommend and wish for all band directors." Andrea Nguyen of Shakopee, Minnesota.
"The topics are right-on and Dr. Jones does a really nice job of balancing all these different areas, but the best part is the collaboration. It's really beneficial to meet and share with others. The school year is long, so to have something like this to come to and to immerse yourself in is really reinvigorating.” Ryan McCarthy of Hudson, Wisconsin.
"Compared to some of the other staff development/music workshops I've attended, WBI is more in-depth and has more opportunities for connecting and networking with others. It's a great way to get recharged and rejuvenated and to remember why we are in the profession that we are in." Nolan Hauta of Roseau, Minnesota.