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Degree Name

Master of Arts

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This study is concerned with the problems confronting directors in organizing and administering bands in Region VI and some suggested solutions, resulting from an analysis of the problems confronted by directors in this region.

The main purpose of this study is to analyze the problems of band directors in Region VI, and provide some suggested solutions.

A knowledge of directors, their duties, and their difficulties and problems are essential in any attempt to improve teacher education. Leonard and House contend that education is urgently in need of well-conceived research at every level of the program. Evaluation represents a crucial item in all research. Evaluation on a broad scale provides a means for determining the worth of the entire program in music education.3

It is hoped that the findings of this study may be of value to: 1. Chairmen of music departments and teachers of music in an evaluation of their curriculum and in counseling of music majors. 2. Music majors in colleges end prospective majors in high schools, in that they may become aware of what is actually involved in the teaching of instrumental music in high schools.

3Charles Leonard and Robert House, Foundations and Principles of Music Education, p. 337

Committee Chair/Advisor

William E. Sims

Committee Member

R. Von Charlton


Prairie View A&M College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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