This book is addressed to the Army band section leader and to the senior instrumentalist training to become a section leader. Its purpose is to provide information useful in your job. Developed by the U.S. Army Element, School of Music, chapter one contains information specifically for your instrument. For instrumental maintenance procedures, see the Soldier Training Publication (STP), Skills Level 1 and 2, for your instrument. The other chapters discuss information considered important by many successful band NCOs. Of course, this training circular is not an end; it is a beginning. In all cases, it was designed to help you get a start in the right direction. In the reference section, many commercial texts and methods for each instrumental section are listed for you to use in the study of your instrument and in the leadership of your section. Obtain and use them. The other sections of it often refer to official and unofficial publications that you should find very helpful in your professional growth.
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