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The System- Marching Band Methods- 2019 Edition
Gary E. Smith’s achievements and reputation in the career of music education is prolific with over 60 years of experience and counting. It has earned him one of the highest honors of being elected the next president of the American Band Masters Association (ABA) in 2018.

First published in 1984, The System–Marching Band Methods is the quintessential marching band instruction textbook for music Directors, Drum Majors, Section Leaders, Colorguard, College Music Majors, and Students. It covers all the methods for building, improving, and maintaining an outstanding marching band program. The book is co-authored by other recognized university and high school Band Directors, and specialists in various fields of music education.

Over the years, the book has undergone many editions. The 2019 Edition has a revamped design and contains contemporary revisions to the Leadership, Drill Design, and rewritten Marching Percussion chapters including replaced exercises.

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  • 2019 Edition
  • ISBN 978-1-62277-404-3
  • Published by GIA Publishers, Inc–CAT# G-10047
  • 302 pages Printed high resolution black and white
  • Color UV coated water protected cover
  • Spiral bound for easy page turning
  • Valuable forms and resources
  • Professors who are currently using the 2016 edition are eligible for a free desk copy- call.

  • What's New
    • Revamped layout and formatting
    • Optimized chapter organization
    • Revisions to Leadership and Drill Design
    • Rewritten Marching Percussion chapter and replaced exercises by Mathew Black
    • Updated suggested reading appendix

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    Weight 1.81 lbs
    Price: $45.00