Welcome to “Band Directors Share!” A site where the content is dictated and provided by YOU!
The vision for this project is for it to be a site where band directors can submit materials as well as videos of short presentations in their area of expertise. There are no guidelines for materials, as long as they are free.
In August, through donations to this page, we were able to raise enough money to hire a full time instrumental music instructor in a 140 student orphanage in Honduras! We are not only sharing with one another, but with the world. Click HERE for more info on this project!
BDS launched on December 27, 2018 and has already had over 16,000 views from 40 countries since Jan 1. It is completely free! The site currently has many free instructional videos (for teachers), an instructional series about teaching rhythm, free flashcards, 25 free full band compositions, a (great) free method book, a website about recruitment, links to band websites with free materials, links to blogs and podcasts, and much more!
-Eric Combs, Director of Bands at Richland County Middle School, Olney, IL. and 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year.
“Preparing to be a first class band director is a never-ending life-long journey. Eric Combs has created a wonderful source that opens a stage-of-infinite possibilities for anyone/everyone to access. The road signs contributed by members of the profession with tried-and-true data are certain to be a valuable resource to all. BRAVO!” – Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser