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Master of Science (MS)


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


This research study and evaluation is based on educational philosophy that acknowledges the values of music education in the institutions of higher learning in the United States, also the place of instrumental music as a part of the music education program. There is, however, a feeling of controversy over the values and place of the football show band within the instrumental music program. In the Rocky Mountain area, every college and university has a football show band. To many administrators and music educators, including band directors, it may seem that the importance of the show band has been exaggerated, and the band itself oversold. The show band, however, appears to be a part of the music program and on a permanent basis. Therefore, it seemed desirable that a study be made to evaluate the show band from a musical and an educational standpoint as it function a within the music program.



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