Maintaining your equipment and school instruments is critical to the long-term success of your program. Whether you teach band, orchestra, or choir, having a plan to repair and replace classroom equipment makes it easier to secure funding and plan ahead so that you aren’t stuck needing a repair the week of the concert. Better yet, having data to show your administrator makes it easier to get the funding your program needs.

In this episode of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, I chat with Wendy Higdon about developing a plan for your equipment maintenance. Wendy has been teaching middle school music for more than 25 years, and her experience as a department chair means that she has great tips for working well with administrators.