Band is designed as a full year course for Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors. Some exceptions may be allowed for students to enter at semester if they really want to be in band, but must fulfill other course requirements (permission from the band instructor is required.) Students should be able to play a band instrument as a prerequisite, but every effort will be made to include any student who is willing to work and learn. The first nine weeks is almost entirely marching band with the rest of the year devoted to concert band, pep band, and ensembles. Marching band and pep band have practices and/or performances that are outside the school day. Attendance at these practices and/ or performances is required as part of the grade for this class. Performance opportunities include marching band, concert band, pep band, jazz ensemble, other ensembles, and solos.
Years Teaching: 29
Years Teaching at NCHS: 4
Favorite Books: Watership Down, The Bible, Left Behind
Favorite Movie: Groundhog Day, Hoosiers
Favorite Sport Team: Denver Broncos
Why did you chose this career: To work with kids