Standard of Excellence

Available for many instruments:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Drums
  • Trombone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • And more…
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Bruce Pearson’s Standard of Excellence has grown to become one of the most popular band methods in the world! It offers a complete band method curriculum available for the instrumental educator. The method answers the growing need for educationally aware, curriculum-oriented material, and was the first method of its kind printed in full color. Unlike methods that rely on supplementary books to provide lesson reinforcement, Standard of Excellence contains valuable supplementary material as part of the method itself. Everything is so intelligently presented that your students will learn quickly, and more importantly, they will not forget what they’ve learned! Includes:

  • Three starting systems to ensure positive results in any beginning situation
  • “Excellerator” exercises for advanced students
  • Special systems for oboe, French horn and percussion to address their unique need

A 600-page conductor score that includes objectives, worksheets, interdisciplinary activities, quizzes, and ideas for developing compositional, theory, and improvisational skills > Now you can purchase Standard of Excellence in its original format, or the enhanced version. Each enhanced book includes two CDs which contain accompaniment recordings for each lesson. The second CD also contains iPAS– Interactive Pyware Assessment Software – which, when installed on a computer, gives students the opportunity to play along with the accompaniment recordings and have their performances graded and recorded. Students will then know their strengths and weaknesses as they progress through each new skill introduced in the lesson book. iPAS is also beneficial to the director who can use the program to send assignments and announcements; collect and listen to recordings completed by students at home; search, sort, and print grades with many parameters; and upload lessons and exercises to all students simultaneously.