The Joy of Inspired Teaching by Tim Lautezenheiser
The book has 3 parts – Philosophy in Music Education, Achieving Excellence in Teaching Music, and Student Leadership. Each part of the book has wonderful little nuggets of advice and information that you can apply right away to your teaching. Even though this book came out over 20 years ago, so much of it is still relevant to teaching!
Marching Band: A Field Guide by Tim Hinton
I really like this book because it is concise with lots of good information. It’s a relatively short read at 70 pages but there’s no fluff or BS. He touches on a little bit of everything from show design and looking professional to rehearsal techniques and advice specifically for small bands. There are so many practical tips you can implement right away that will make a big difference in your program, on and off the field.
Classroom Management in the Music Room by David Newell
The nice thing is, you don’t have to wait to implement these techniques, you can do so during the year after a long weekend or school break. If you aren’t ready to purchase the full book(which I do highly recommend doing), you can check out these notes that have been posted from a clinic from a clinic.