This section deals with some fairly basic issues faced by band directors of primary, secondary and even college level bands. It is far from being comprehensive, however, and there will also probably be some things I have said with which some visitors to this website will disagree. Few professional musicians are able to agree with each other totally about methods and techniques. For this reason, it is probably best to assume that anything a competent player has to say about such matters is worth listening to. The various ideas and concepts introduced here - as well as in several other sections of this website - should best be seen as helpful starting points rather than ironclad prescriptions. Ultimately, what is most important is what works best for you and your band.