Diary of a Mad Band Director

by T. D. Hollins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/12/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781984538314
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781984538321
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781984538307

About the Book

This might be my last year—not because I let it beat me but because I have finally found the happiness that I’ve been searching for all my life. Ironically, I found it in a place that has nothing to do with music. You see, happiness is the single “life essential” for which we all long for. We feel happiness when we perform. We feel happiness when we have successful lessons that indicate student learning. We feel happiness when our peers, our colleagues, and our communities love what we have provided. This happiness is what I now refer to as sound living. It has been a journey to finally live soundly. The reason why it is difficult for a music educator to find that true happiness is because we often end up having a conflicting relationship with our passion. We love music, but we hate that we have to validate our existence.

About the Author

With over 20 years of music related experience, and 17 years as an instructor, Thurman Hollins has taught instrumental music at elementary, middle, high schools, and collegiate levels. Mr. Hollins not only served as the conductor for the symphonic, marching, and jazz ensembles but also taught courses in music education, history, technology, and applied euphonium. He has also served as guest clinician and adjudicator for many marching and concert band festivals throughout Southeastern U.S.