How to Make First Chair

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Kelley Taylor, Director at Brandenburg Middle School in Garland, Texas

I've been using the book How to Make First Chair with my program, and since I've been using this book, we have had more students make the all-district band than ever. In fact, we set a record high this school year. Nothing replaces hard work and preparation, and How to Make First Chair guides us through this preparation. I feel that every music student should have this book.

---Kelley Taylor, Director, Brandenburg MS Band in Garland, Texas

 

Welcome to How to Make First Chair!

          

Welcome to the official site of the How to Make First Chair book, DVD, and more.   All the methods are for musicians at every level, from beginner to high school, college and beyond.  In addition to step-by-step information about how to prepare for specific music, much attention is given to the process of an audition or performance.  Please review our testimonials (send us one if you have one), and check out our new (and still growing) section of videos demonstrating the How to Make First Chair methods.  Check out all of our FREE DOWNLOADS while you are here!

Announcing the "First Chair Scholarship" Winner

How to Make First Chair and That Trumpet Guy announce the 2010 - 2011 First Chair Scholarship winner here!



Thanks to Kelley Taylor for her video testimonial! 

Kelley has been using How to Make First Chair with her band at Brandenburg Middle School and has set new records the last 2 years with the number of students making their all-district band:

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