General motivating factors in public school instrumental music.
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The success of the instrumental music program, and the success of the instrumental music supervisor, can be said to be measured by the achievements of the groups within the program and the musical proficiency attained by individual students. Since school orchestras and bands perform no better than the individuals who comprise their membership, it becomes important that each student acquires a reasonable degree of musical proficiency. How to motivate students toward acquiring the necessary musical skills, so that each may make his valuable contribution toward the success of the program, is of vital importance to the instrumental music supervisor. Students' interest will increase when they are given the opportunity to participate in the administration of the program. This is best delegated through a system of student officers. Officers may be elected and appointed. It is wise for the director to plan so that all students may have an opportunity of assisting him at one time or another. [TRUNCATED]
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