Mark Calima is an experienced concert band director and marching band director, having provided professional instruction and guidance to aspiring musicians throughout his career. Now a consultant, Calima looks to provide insight advice and assistance to band leaders and music groups throughout Texas and across the country.
An effective and award-winning band director throughout his career, Mark Calima understands just how integral organizational skills are to success in the profession. A primary component of Calima’s services, in fact, is organizational advice, which can be instrumental to creating cohesion and synchronization among such large groups of musicians.
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Ways to refine your organizational skills include:
Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of staying organized is avoiding procrastination. It may take some training and self-discipline, but by refusing to put things off and committing yourself to getting things done is key to maintaining an organized schedule.
Scheduling and Setting Deadlines
One of the best ways to waste time is to not create a set schedule or deadlines for daily and weekly tasks. Creating a calendar, and holding yourself to the adherence of deadlines, is a surefire way to get organized fast.
Being organized doesn’t require drowning in a flood of responsibilities and deadlines. Responsible task delegation and meting out daily tasks can help you reduce stress and avoid being overwhelmed.