Summer is coming to an end. Whether you’re excited about the coming school year or just dreading it, now is the time to make sure that you (and your classroom) are prepared. Spending time and effort now to formulate a plan for the year will pay significant dividends in the coming weeks and months.

Yes, you really need to plan the entire year. Creating long-term systems and plans will not only give you peace of mind now, but they will make any emergencies that do occur later in the year easier to deal with.

In this episode of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, I chat with Tamarie Sayger, a veteran band director and contributor to BandDirectorsTalkShop.com. Tamarie is a master at this kind of long-term planning and in this episode she covers the process step by step.