The Standard of Excellence series of comprehensive band method books, published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, combines a performance centered approach with studies in music theory, music history, ear training, listening composition, improvisation, interdisciplinary, and multicultural studies. This series comes with full color illustrations and color coding to help highlight important text and to inform and motivate musical learning. The Standard of Excellence series features music from 20 different countries. The Author, Bruce Pearson, also included a built in award system with Achievement lines and "GO FOR EXCELLENCE!" tests to encourage musical growth. The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method is truly a full and complete method to learn any band instrument.
The Enhanced editions of the Standard of Excellence Series include access to the Interactive Practice Studio (IPS). This software gives you access to accompaniment recordings, interactive flash cards, recording capabilities, a tuner, and much much more. It's available on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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