A remarkable book which addresses the non-musical aspects of being a Band Director including: Acquiring the Job, DayOne, Discipline, Organization, Scheduling & Policies, Relationships with Administrators, Booster Organizations, Recruiting and many other equally important subjects. Absolutely full of tried and tested solutions for hundreds of situations which confront directors on a daily basis. A must for all future and beginning Band Directors and a valuable tool even for experienced music educators! You can learn this stuff the hard way or you can read this incredible book and save yourself a bunch of time and trouble! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!About the Author: Dr. Phillip C. Wise currently serves on the faculty at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, where he teaches music education courses and supervises student teaching field experiences. He has ten years of successful teaching experience in Iowa public schools and helped found The Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies at Westmar University, where he served on the music faculty. He haspublished numerous articles in professional journals, and his research in music education, teacher leadership, and interdisciplinary studies qualifies him as one of the nations leading music educators.