OUR MISSION We need to work together to establish our BAND mission. We start by using vision. This will always be a work in progress as we continue to grow and develop throughout the musical journey.
How to be a TEAM player; Before: On time, prepared, set up, ready to listen During: In the moment. Listen! After: Timely handling of duties, demonstrate diligent behavior, then depart cheerfully
What are some habits we can develop that will help us grow musically and personally?
Be on time for rehearsals Be ready to perform in all aspects. (warmed up, instrument is mechanically set, all equipment available) Take care of instrument Bring a pencil to rehearsal Listen to the conductor
What if we feel we know the basics? Is there anything we can do to grow further?
Mark your music- do not trust memory Constantly listen and adjust pitch and volume while playing Be ready for entrances Sincerely attempt to play the part correctly. Play second or third part with as much enthusiasm as first part. Practice music between rehearsals Continually strive to improve Do not miss rehearsals. From the Heart of the Artist by Rory Noland
S.M.A.R.T. goals: We should establish both Individual goals for people to realize their own personal progress. We also need corporate goals which will be bench marks for our progress as an organization. In order for goals to be SMART, they must be; SpecificMeasurable Attainable Realistic Timely
Sub-headings for more specific goals Warm up Practice Practice vs. Rehearsal Organization And Efficiency Timeliness Professionalism
Some key tenets I would like to include are; Discipline/ Integrity WillSpirit
Monday 8.22.11 Vision Developing Habits Establishing Goals and Our Mission DAY ONE: CHOP WOOD; CARRY WATER