Director Resources

Some of the most passionate, inventive minds in music education advocacy are focusing all of their resources on creating materials to support directors in their recruiting during this unpredictable school year.

Below are links to these resources.  We will continue updating this list daily as more and more resources become available.


You could be leaving a lot of money on the table. Check our lists for OKAR, and TX to see how much money your district is getting from Federal ESSER Funding.
Here is a great worksheet to help you ask for ESSER funds.


We HIGHLY recommend that you check out this helpful checklist and video from Scott Lang.

2021 Recruitment Roadmap: Plan – Be Part of the Music (

And if you’re just looking for his Resources Google Sheet:

Resources Page

This is a comprehensive recruitment program for getting your band or orchestra that shot in the arm that we’re all after these days.


Some resources from Saied Music Company & Yamaha:

Come Back Strong for Fall 2021: Your Post-Pandemic Planning Guide



Also from Yamaha, a nice presentation on both recruiting AND the CARES ACT


Need help with your future budget? Bob Morrison from Arts Ed New Jersey has a great document to help you out.

NafME has a great brochure on Music Education and Social-Emotional Learning.

Your LOCAL results of our Director’s Survey.


Do you need a resource for trying students out on their melody and rhythm skills? Here is a link for the Band Blastoff Video from Deanna Swoboda.
And the PDF Quiz for Kids