ReBand…A New School Year, A New Gig

August 16, 2008

ReBand

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ReBand. ReBand is something that I came up with to describe the process of going from one band directing job to another, often doing something very different from the last job. ReBand is what I’m experiencing right now. I went from being an assistant high school band director in an accomplished band program of over 200 students, to being the band director at a very good middle school in the same zoning district. The district is undergoing some major changes and so am I. For me, the age of students and the type of music is the biggest difference in the teaching aspect. For the first time in my near decade career, I’ll be starting students on band instruments. This is something that I am most excited and most apprehensive about. I am also realizing that I will likely have vastly different time commitments than what I’ve had working in high schools for almost all of my career. I have never sought to work in middle schools, but here I am, ready to start the school year soon working with some very talented 12-14 year olds (and some others) trying to figure their place in the world. I hope that I will be able to help them with that and with music as well.

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  1. It is good to see that you are approaching the situation with a positive attitude. That will go a long way in your success in your new position! Here’s best wishes for a great year!

    Doug Butchy

    Comment by Doug Butchy — August 22, 2008 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

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