AWARDS AND HONORS
•The bands at Trexler have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at District Festival events during my tenure.
•Selected by colleagues to conduct the North Carolina Bandmaster's Association Eastern District Middle School Concert Band for 1999.
•Trexler Middle School "Teacher of the Year" for the 1994 - 1995 school year.
•Performed on all recordings of the Keystone Winds (Available on the Citadel label, Klavier label and GIA Publications)
•Phi Kappa Phi, interdisciplinary honor society
•Pi Kappa Lambda, music honor society
•Kappa Delta Pi, education honor society
•Articles published in "Band Director's Guide" and "Young Band Director's Guide"
•Musical compositions performed by groups throughout the eastern United States.
Mission For The Class
STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, PURPOSE, SCOPE AND GOALS Music is a language that is uniquely effective in its ability to communicate
the physical feelings, emotions and drama inherent in human life. In order to understand this language, band members must
develop fluent skills in reading music notation and executing such symbols on their respective instruments. Musical ensemble
performance also requires that each member be responsive to the physical, emotional and dramatic content of the music at hand
and to develop their sensitivity towards these things as they exist in the music, themselves and in others. Meeting the challenges of
active membership in a performing musical ensemble calls for each member to develop a concept of, as well as exhibit; commitment,
responsibility, cooperation, creativity, leadership, self- discipline and self-worth. Band members graduating from our program should
enter adult life with many skills that will help them to function effectively in our changing society. It is also our hope that each
member will have developed a spirit that is engaged in a lifelong pursuit of excellence. However, the primary goal of our band
program is to instill in each band member an understanding and love of great music that will allow each member to enjoy musical art
throughout their life!