Recruitment Strategies and Factors Influencing Participation in Beginning Band Programs in North Carolina

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Laurence A. Harvey II (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Valarie A. Austin

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate strategies effective in recruiting new beginning band students to band programs within North Carolina. The research will examine factors including geographical area, director satisfaction, and social economics as they relate to recruitment. A survey will be used to gather data from middle school band directors and will clarify the effects, if any, that recruitment strategies have on the size of band programs. The research will continue to examine outside influences, beyond the control of the band director such as number of students that attend the school, parent support, and administrative support. Measuring the effectiveness of these variable will provide insight and answers to help create larger band programs and break past barriers that have hindered band directors from accomplishing the goal of creating a larger band program.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
North Carolina, Beginning Band, Band Programs, Middle School, Band Directors

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