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Building Successful Band Programs in Smaller Schools

The student population at Louisburg High School where I’m in my 40th year of teaching is about 535 students. Yet we’re proud that more than one-fourth of the student body is in marching band and that we were one of ten U.S. bands chosen to march in the Tournament of Roses Parade in January 2018.


It wasn’t always this way. When I started teaching band to fifth through twelfth graders in our Kansas district many years ago, the band program was much smaller than it is now. But I don’t think there’s just one thing over the years that convinced our students to join band – it’s a thousand little things.  -- John Cisetti


Mr. John Cisetti and the USD #416 band members are featured in an article this month by J.W. Pepper.  J.W. Pepper is the national distributor for band and choir music.  

To read the full article click on link:  

J.W. Pepper Article USD #416 Band