• My Philosophy

    I believe that music is a powerful medium that can help students discover their unique capabilities, build positive relationships with their peers, and foster meaningful connections with the larger community. As director, my job isn't just waving the baton--it's conducting myself and our band in a way that brings the benefits of music into the lives of our bandmembers and community neighbors.
    As band director, I am committed to:
    • Providing a safe place for students to grow musically
    • Helping students develop a feeling of musical competency
    • Guiding students toward creating their signature musical sound and style
    • Fostering students' love of music and an appreciation for fellow musicians
    • Helping students begin to establish their place in the global community of musicians
    • Giving back to the community through music
    • Cultivating meaningful partnerships among students, teachers, families, and community members