24. August 2015 · Comments Off on SCITECH BAND: Pride of Springfield · Categories: Videos, Watch

Watch this nearly 30 minute documentary and, I hope, enjoy.

The “first note” part … so fun! And yes, it does sometimes sound like an animal dying. But it’s a first note, and they do get better as they learn! I really enjoy hearing the very first note from my beginning students. It just makes me smile. Or grin. Or laugh. In any case, it’s great fun!

Our students who stay in band for more than one year

“In our band are twice as likely — if they stay in band for more than one year — for their second year, they are twice as likely to graduate than their peers…”.

Teachers like this have my utmost admiration. It’s a lot of work, and I know it’s challenging and exhausting. I’m grateful for their hard work.