Summer Band

One of the most difficult tasks for an instrumental band instructor is how to keep band members practicing their instruments during the summer months. School is not in session and the lure of playing baseball or softball, hanging out at the swimming pool or roller skating rink or just taking it easy mean no time to practice playing a band instrument. When fall hits, it would be nice to “hit the ground running” with band members being “fine tuned.”

When I was growing up in Superior our high school band instructor, Ralph Spongberg, was well liked and kept a lot of students playing instruments th...


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