Some of the material in is restricted to members of the community. By logging in, you may be able to gain additional access to certain collections or items. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact Page.
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of pre-service music education majors regarding participation in competitive concert and marching band events. Participants (N = 168) were undergraduate pre-service music education majors who participated in band through high school and college. The participants were from seven universities located in Florida (n = 2), Kentucky (n = 3), and Ohio (n = 2). Music education majors from these universities were asked to complete a two-section questionnaire regarding participation in competitive marching band and concert band events. The first section included six questions relating to music education majors' previous high school band experiences with competitive marching band and concert band events. Section two included seven Likert-type questions pertaining to music education majors' feelings about pressure to compete and importance of participating in competitive marching band and concert band events. Results indicated music education majors' high school bands generally attended one to two concert band contests/festivals per year, but the number of marching band competitions attended in a year was inconsistent between band programs, with responses ranging from zero marching band competitions per year to more than ten in a school year. The amount of concert and marching band events attended varied by state. While pre-service music education majors expected to receive pressure to participate in competitive events as band directors, there was an inconsistency among variances regarding the amount of pressure received and from where they would receive pressure. Music education majors expected to receive the most pressure from peers/colleagues in all areas. Participation in concert band and non-ranked/non-rated events was slightly more important to music education majors than participation in competitive marching band events. However, all events were rated with some importance.
A Thesis submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music Education.
Includes bibliographical references.
Steven N. Kelly, Professor Directing Thesis; Patrick Dunnigan, Committee Member; William E. Fredrickson, Committee Member.
Florida State University
Use and Reproduction
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). The copyright in theses and dissertations completed at Florida State University is held by the students who author them.