Band director and clinician Valerie Morgan presented a Middle School Rehearsal Lab at the prestigious 2014 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago. Well over 400 attendees enjoyed this entertaining and informative program that took a new twist on New Year’s Resolutions. Each commonly made resolution was repurposed towards improving musical performance skills, repertoire selection and building best practices in the rehearsal setting.
The program we designed reflected the festive atmosphere of New Years, from party hats, beads and party horns in the cover photo, to the welcoming arms of Baby New Year on the inside pages.
We used a two page spread for the inside layout and pinned each resolution on illustrated, handwritten post-it notes. Each segment utilized custom graphics and reprinted excerpts, all to help illustrate the concepts being covered in the presentation.