Randy Navarre loved teaching music as a band director. He composed works just for his own bands and even developed a few methods before ever thinking that his efforts could be published. While working with school band music, known as Northeastern Music Programs, he was given the opportunity to form his own music publisher, Northeastern Music Publications, in 1985. Since that time he has slowly and methodically developed materials for strings, brass and percussion with an eye on always providing what the school band director needs. His step-by-step guide to teaching all of the band instruments, “Instrumental Music Teacher’s Survival Kit” has become an important tool in music education throughout the world.