Method Books

Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method

Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method

The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method is our highly successful performance-centered band method, and it is used in hundreds of band programs worldwide. The full series consists of Books 1, 2 and 3.

Books 1 and 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere!

Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method

Books 3 is a continuation of the strong performance-centered curriculum of Books 1 and 2. It is also an intermediate level band method that introduces students to Western Music History. Students play music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods; and 20th Century. They learn performance and technical skills within the appropriate historical context. Students are given a complete musical and historical education while advancing toward higher levels of musical performance on their individual instruments.

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Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method

Also, an extensive array of repertoire is correlated with each Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method book to provide your program with level-appropriate performance. Click here to learn about the available correlations.

The ENHANCED version of this original Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method augments Books 1 and 2 with unique interactive technology. Also, all three Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method books are supported by Smart Music © . Whether you use this original Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, or the interactive Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method, your program will achieve the success you expect.

The original series is comprised of:

  • Student's individual instrumental method books
  • Conductor's Score
  • CDs and cassettes for Books 1 and 2
  • Enhancer Kit to add interactivity, with 2 accompaniment CDs and iPAS
  • Award medals and pins for student achievement
  • Also available is the Standard of Excellence Music Theory & History Workbook

Please see the KJOS Music website for information on purchasing the series offerings.