Western Middle School Band
The Western Middle School band is under the direction of Patrick Bennington. Mr. Bennington has taught at WMS for the past 15 years. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro in 2001. He also earned a Master of Music degree in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro in 2012. He is currently working on the Ph.D. degree in Music Education.
As a music education researcher, Mr. Bennington has published in the Music Educators Journal. He has also presented research at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC; the National Association for Music Education National Conference in Dallas, TX; the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, HI; and the Ireland International Conference on Education in Dublin, Ireland.