Check out what is happening in the Ridge Road MS Band:
http://ridgeroadband.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/


Practice Tools
SmartMusic A tool that EVERY band student should have! Check out the website to see why. (Subscription is $36/year)
TonalEnergy (smartphone/iPad app)- AWESOME APP!!! Metronome, Tuner, and MORE

Metronome (GREAT tool to practice with.)
Tuner (Are you playing with good intonation?)
Blank Music Staff Paper (Write your own music!)

Music Flash Cards, Etc. (Linkwire) (Lots of downloadable teaching aids.)
Free-Scores.com Download hundreds of pieces of sheet music for all instruments at all levels. (Young players will have to look carefully to find something of an appropriate difficulty level, but this is definitely worth checking out!)
How to produce vibrato on the flute
How to produce vibrato on the oboe
How to produce vibrato on the saxophone
Practice Sight Reading (a neat website to explore)
Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net - An item of particular interest is in the Exercises section...Check it out!
Speednote Reading Tutor - This is found on the Vic Firth website, but is useful to everyone.
WebRhythms - This is found on the Vic Firth website, but is useful to everyone.
Mastering the Basic Music Theory Concepts - This is found on the Vic Firth website, but is useful to everyone.

Care & Maintenance
Cleaning your Brass instrument - Rub-a-dub-dub Get that horn in the tub! (Brass instruments ONLY!)
An important article on WHY you should CLEAN YOUR INSTRUMENT.
HornSmasher.com - Proper instrument maintenance and, yes, some OTHER fun videos that you should NOT try at home!

Percussion
40 Esstential Rudiments - Select a rudiment and play along with the recording.
Vic Firth Educational Resource Center - ESSENTIAL EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR ALL PERCUSSIONISTS!!

Music Advocacy
Why Music? Why Band?, by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Struggling in Algebra? Take Up the Tuba (or Sax, or Flute...)
Highlights from Key National Research on Arts Education
Arts Education Facts from Americans for the Arts
Quick Facts from Music For All